Rubbish Robots

Autonomous vehicles and robots seem to be the flavour of the month. This video shows the latest idea from Volvo, a robot collecting waste bins and loading them into a garbage compactor. Note, the actual vehicle itself looks very different from the artists impression released last year when this project was first announced.


It looks like the arms race between truck manufacturers has changed. The horsepower arms race we have been seeing for many years look to be taking a back seat to the push for more autonomous systems in trucks with increased automation of control of the vehicle.


Here is the Mercedes Benz Future Truck:


Peterbilt have also demonstrated their autonomous technology:


Here’s a futuristic model from MAN on show in Russia: