Shovel Your Driveway from Your Living Room with This Snowplough

By: | February 24th, 2014

Stay warm and cozy inside while this snowplough shovels your driveway. Image courtesy Superdroid Robots

Shoveling snow is one of the most laborious, tedious jobs. What if you could clear your driveway without even stepping outside?

Robotics firm Superdroid Robots has unveiled a remote control snowplough you can operate while sitting in the comfort of your living room.

Features of the radio controlled snowplough:

  • The six-wheeled snowplow is powered by six 24-volt 127RPM electric motors.
  • Its 52-inch-wide snow blade can clear your driveway in no time.
  • The droid weighs 400 pounds, making it big enough to tackle most snow-clearing jobs.
  • Raising and lowering the pneumatic plow blade is controlled from a wireless remote.
  • The snowplough can be fitted with a camera for a live feed.
  • It can be customized to include 2 additional batteries to keep it working longer, chains for the wheels and even  a Wi-Fi option so you can control it over the internet.
  • It can plough a parking lot on a single charge.
  • It works best in 2-6 inches of snow.
  • The major drawback is its price, which is a whopping $8k.

SuperDroid Robots, the North Carolina firm that has developed this snowplough, can also customize it for each user; they have already upgraded it with headlights for better control.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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