Tiny Robot Trash Harvesters that Cleans Streets of the Futurens

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Move over Roomba, you’ve just met your match. It’s called the Scarab, and it’s an automated robot that’s been designed to efficiently and quickly clean much larger areas, like shopping centers and neighborhood streets. Could these little robots be the future of urban waste collection? More pics, design schematics, and info after the jump.

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Yes, this is still a design concept at this point, but it opens up some real questions about the future of sanitation. Considering the Roomba is more efficient than a vacuum cleaner, these would most certainly be a more efficient way to keep shopping centers clean than heavy vacuums.

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And, since they run on electricity, they’re certainly greener than the gas-guzzling street sweepers that currently clean urban roads around the world.

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via Treehugger

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