The SnoMote Goes Where You Won't

By: phil williamson - Published:   Updated: Mar 24 2011 • References: livescience
Antarctica's frigid conditions make exploration dangerous for us humans. Enter SnoMote. SnoMote is a roving, autonomous snowmobile/robot designed by Georgia Tech to gather weather data and maneuver in the snowy terrain.

The researchers are hoping to sell the robot for $10,000, which includes the sporty paint job.

Implications - The mass adoption of technology and satellite imagery has helped bring the world closer together, but it's also shown us just how much we don't know about some areas of the world. By creating robotic exploration vehicles that go where humans can't feasibly go, we're able to learn about these previously unforeseen areas and, in doing so, learn more about the effects of human consumption on the environment. Stats for Robot Built to Explore Antarctica Trending: Older & Chilly
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