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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 26 2014, @02:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-for-one-welcome-our-new-Chainsaw-Bot-overlords dept.

Sir Garlon writes:

"Researchers in Japan have developed a chainsaw-wielding robot that climbs trees and prunes off limbs. Such pruning is currently done by humans, who can't always use a cherry picker and sometimes have to climb the tree and operate the chainsaw one-handed. That is, not surprisingly, rather dangerous. The robot is still experimental, and it's remotely operated, not fully autonomous. But it's an impressive gadget none the less. Robots with chainsaws, what could possibly go wrong? Linked article includes video."

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  • (Score: 2) by Fluffeh on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:58PM

    by Fluffeh (954) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 26 2014, @11:58PM (#7649) Journal

    I for one also welcome our chain-saw weilding overlords - but if they want to post an interesting clip on youtube - firstly don't use a soundtrack that can only be described as "bad eighties porn music" and for the love of god, if you have a tree-lopping robot video, show it lopping some trees at the start, not almost five minutes into a six minute video!

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