Don't Shovel Snow. Let This Smart Robot Do It for You.

It's the World's First Autonomous Snowblower

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When the country is collective learning words like bomb cyclone and atmospheric flood, there's really only one thing to do.

Stay safe and hope for the best.

But if there were two things, the second would probably involve getting a weather-fighting robot to clear all that snow.

Like the Yarbo Snow Blower S1, a new "autonomous snowblower" that will selflessly keep your sidewalk, driveway, yard and patio clear of snow this winter.

Yarbo snow blower s1

This thing's like a mini tank with durable rubber tracks. It's equipped with an auger that sucks in snow, funneling it into the housing and through a rotating chute that throws the snow up to 40 feet away in whichever direction you choose. Which is a neat trick. Its radar and real-time camera detects non-snow objects in its path, so it can avoid rogue boots, lawn equipment and pets. Just charge the lithium-ion battery between uses, and you'll always be ready to go. It can run for up to 90 minutes, covering an area of more than two acres.

The navigation works via a GPS positioning system that always knows where the snow blower and its docking station are. You can set the route you want cleared, and the machine will get to work, staying on the designated path down to centimeter-level accuracy. You can also use the included remote control to customize an area according to your preferences, which is particularly helpful if you've got a curvy sidewalk or need to shovel a strangely shaped area.

There is an app, of course. It lets you set cleaning plans and throwing direction, check the work in real time, and more. All from the comfort of your favorite chair, next to the fire, with a hot beverage in hand. 

And, unlike that neighbor kid, the robot will never complain about the temperature or slippery working conditions.

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