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Thursday, July 9, 2009

DustCart Garbage Robot Has Uncertain Future in Italy

DustCart is part of a project called “DustBot,” a $3.9 million research program that started in 2006 to implement robotics in society in useful ways, such as cleaning the streets. It was given a friendly look to encourage interaction with humans.

But for some Italians, who believe in drying their shirts on clothes lines even in December and still look at microwaves with suspicion, the idea of handing their trash to robots seems a little too advanced — or odd.

link: Italy's Trash Robot is a Real-Life Wall-E : TreeHugger


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