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Combines a Roomba with a snowblower
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You just get home from a long day of work, and just want to lay down. But as you drive up, you notice your driveway and sidewalks are covered in several inches of freshly-fallen snow. You really don't feel like messing with it right now, but you know if you put it off, the bottom layer of snow will harden and turn to ice and it'll be much, much harder to shovel later, and impossible to get with the snowblower.

No worries! Roomblower, the intelligent snowblower, sets out to get the job done. Pre-programmed with the layout of your sidewalks and driveway, Roomblower has sensors that measure the amount of snow falling, and as soon as the snow piling up exceed 1.5 inches, Roomblower sets out to clear the way. As the friendly robot blows the snow off the concrete, it also sprinkles a liberal amount of de-icer, salt, or sand behind it.

21 Quest, Dec 02 2006


       it would *have* to be intelligent if its going to know where to blow the snow.
po, Dec 02 2006

       I don't know that I would use one, it only costs me 15 bucks to have my driveway plowed, but its not a bad idea.
Chefboyrbored, Dec 02 2006

       I tried moving snow with a leafblower once. It didn't work at all!
jmvw, Dec 02 2006

       No, I imagine it would just scatter it everywhere, and even then only if the snow was feshly fallen and still powdery.
21 Quest, Dec 02 2006


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