Volvo Makes Self-Driving Garbage Truck And Unfortunately, No Garbage Truck Worker Will Benefit From Volvo's Comfortable Seats
Göteborg, Sweden - Volvo is world renowned for making some of the best automotive interiors in the world. And Volvo's seats are some of the most comfortable in the industry. Garbage truck drivers for years have been complaining about poor seats in their trucks. Volvo took to fix this by building one of the first autonomous garbage trucks in the world.
It is driven by robots and no humans are needed to pilot the truck. Unfortunately, these garbage truck workers will not benefit from Volvo's luxurious interior because they will have to still collect the garbage from the outside. Robot and Rider reached out to one of the workers for comment and all he said was "angry."
Göteborg, Sweden- Volvo is funding ROAR (RObot based Autonomous Refuse handling), in order to make automation of everyday tasks easy, efficient, and safe. Students from three difference Universities around the world have collaborated to make this happen. The students have found a way to use advance sensor technology, drones, and computers to help a robot navigate its way through city streets to pick up a trashcan. It has many stop-safe features that will employ an emergency stop if it defects a human nearby. Volvo and the students see this as just the start of automating everyday life and it's intended to spark the imagination. What would you automate?
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