Roboplow: The New Awesome Way to Plow Snow from your Driveway


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Hmmm, the only thing missing from that bot is a salt dispenser. Salt would probably help melt the last thin layer of snow remaining in the driveway while putting more weight on the robot’s blade, making it more effective at clearing snow off its path.





59 Responses to Roboplow: The New Awesome Way to Plow Snow from your Driveway

  1. Aw, shoot. You said ‘robot’ and I thought it was autonomous. Nothing more than a giant RC car with a snowplow tho.

    Oh well, still neat.

  2. Aw, shoot. You said 'robot' and I thought it was autonomous. Nothing more than a giant RC car with a snowplow tho.

    Oh well, still neat.

  3. lol he forgot bout sumthin getting jacked this thing remove snow not ice hes gonna jack itself XD

  4. lol he forgot bout sumthin getting jacked this thing remove snow not ice hes gonna jack itself XD

  5. Works well with 3cm of snow.
    how about in REAL winter, lets say… Buffalo, or, better yet, Canada, the Neatherlands
    where a decent snow fall over night can reach over 30 CM – how’s it work on icy conditions? how about packing snow? i bet 15CM of packing snow with a nice 2cm layer of frozen top would have that shoving with all its might and not budging a CM

    get back to me with videos of REAL winter, you know, one where cars get buried and you leave your house via second store windows.

    • My first thought was ‘where is the snow?’ Heck, round these parts, that amount of snow wouldn’t even be worth shoveling…a slight dusting. Can you imagine that thing hitting the wall-of-crap the plow drivers always leave at the end of your driveway about 30 seconds after you finish plowing your driveway?

      Cool RC car.

    • My first thought was ‘where is the snow?’ Heck, round these parts, that amount of snow wouldn’t even be worth shoveling…a slight dusting. Can you imagine that thing hitting the wall-of-crap the plow drivers always leave at the end of your driveway about 30 seconds after you finish plowing your driveway?

      Cool RC car.

  6. Works well with 3cm of snow.

    how about in REAL winter, lets say… Buffalo, or, better yet, Canada, the Neatherlands

    where a decent snow fall over night can reach over 30 CM – how's it work on icy conditions? how about packing snow? i bet 15CM of packing snow with a nice 2cm layer of frozen top would have that shoving with all its might and not budging a CM

    get back to me with videos of REAL winter, you know, one where cars get buried and you leave your house via second store windows.

    • My first thought was 'where is the snow?' Heck, round these parts, that amount of snow wouldn't even be worth shoveling…a slight dusting. Can you imagine that thing hitting the wall-of-crap the plow drivers always leave at the end of your driveway about 30 seconds after you finish plowing your driveway?

      Cool RC car.

  7. wouldn’t take much to set up an electronic perimeter and make it autonomous. Also if you are concerned about how it functions in more snow just program it to go out every hour through a small door in your garage and work by itself, could also program it to return to its charging station like the rumba (I think thats what its called)

  8. wouldn't take much to set up an electronic perimeter and make it autonomous. Also if you are concerned about how it functions in more snow just program it to go out every hour through a small door in your garage and work by itself, could also program it to return to its charging station like the rumba (I think thats what its called)

  9. I gotta go with Elfere on that one, I’d like to see how it would perform here in Canada. Trust me, first REAL storm > 20cm that thing would go absolutely nowhere unless someone fits it with a SNOWBLOWER instead of a blade.

  10. I gotta go with Elfere on that one, I'd like to see how it would perform here in Canada. Trust me, first REAL storm > 20cm that thing would go absolutely nowhere unless someone fits it with a SNOWBLOWER instead of a blade.

  11. looks pretty nice, except … unless it has some serious weight and traction, it could well prove to be useless in any kind of snow except light powder. I’ll take the shovel. If the shovel should break or wear out, it’s a lot cheaper to repair or replace outright. Take this idea a little farther along, and it’ll be “SWEET!!!” instead of just “cool!”.

  12. looks pretty nice, except … unless it has some serious weight and traction, it could well prove to be useless in any kind of snow except light powder. I'll take the shovel. If the shovel should break or wear out, it's a lot cheaper to repair or replace outright. Take this idea a little farther along, and it'll be "SWEET!!!" instead of just "cool!".

  13. who goes through all the trouble to build a robot that plows snow? how bout a robot that builds shelters or something?

  14. who goes through all the trouble to build a robot that plows snow? how bout a robot that builds shelters or something?

  15. Awesome!
    I think that there is a market for a device like this one.
    I live in up north europe (sweden to be exact) and in winters with lots of snow a robot like this would be a really efficient way to get rid of the snow.
    great work!

  16. Awesome!

    I think that there is a market for a device like this one.

    I live in up north europe (sweden to be exact) and in winters with lots of snow a robot like this would be a really efficient way to get rid of the snow.

    great work!

  17. 660 Amps of Power? Amps isn’t a unit of power, as anyone smart enough to make this machine ought to know.

  18. 660 Amps of Power? Amps isn’t a unit of power, as anyone smart enough to make this machine ought to know.

  19. 660 Amps of Power? Amps isn't a unit of power, as anyone smart enough to make this machine ought to know.

  20. cool. I was expecting autonomous operation via gps+cam+sonar sensors and anticollision software though.. You could probably transplant the brains of a roomba and have a sick little machine. The LED lights are a very nice touch although flashing yellow beacons in front and rear would be more suitable and give it better visibility. Don't forget the height sensor for autosetting the blade height!

  21. cool. I was expecting autonomous operation via gps+cam+sonar sensors and anticollision software though.. You could probably transplant the brains of a roomba and have a sick little machine. The LED lights are a very nice touch although flashing yellow beacons in front and rear would be more suitable and give it better visibility. Don’t forget the height sensor for autosetting the blade height!