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Stump removal robot

grind stumps
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These robots would be about the size of a mouse. A series of rotary cutting disks would be placed at the front, with radar used to sense material. The front would have ball-shaped wheels, and there would be a tail connected to the computer and power source.

The radar would detect nearby wood, and the robots would turn on their cutters and move in the direction of the wood.

A powerful fan would be pointed at the stump to blow away sawdust.

Voice, May 05 2019


       // The radar would detect nearby wood, //   

       That's a clever trick, how's it done ?
8th of 7, May 05 2019

       it's dine on wood init?
pocmloc, May 05 2019

       Bah. Sp. fixed.   

       Also, does the "tail" contain the pipe through which the ANFO is pumped into the hole in the stump ?
8th of 7, May 05 2019

       Radar: "Two small tree trunks, bearing 283 degrees, range 1137mm."
{short delay}
Bystander: "AAAAAAARGH"
pertinax, May 05 2019


       How about GM & selectively bred giant termites instead? can't see anything going wrong there..   


       "Hmm.. there must be a disaster movie script in that somewhere"   

Skewed, May 05 2019

       No, because the termites have eaten the cellulose.   

       // [thinks] //   

       Gr. "<thinks>, </thinks>"
8th of 7, May 05 2019

       //selectively bred giant termites//   

       Cue predation by selectively bred giant numbats*, pursued in their turn by selectively bred giant quolls**.   

       *striped like a humbug, but no bah   

       **marsupial cats with polka-dots
pertinax, May 09 2019


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