Friday, March 02, 2012

Skid Steers

Was following links on robots in ag, and ran across a term I'd never heard of: "skid steer". Turns out it's the generic name for a type of front end loader, often called a "Bobcat", which is a particular make.  Invented to help handle turkey manure, which I can well understand, having shoveled chicken manure in my youth.

Apparently they're working to robotic skidsteers, save on labor cost.

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