Snowbot Autonomous Snowblower
The only thing I like to shovel is food, into my mouth, so I am very happy to see the Snowbot autonomous snowblower making its way (in a haze of white powder!) to market. A Roomba-style robot for the outdoors, the Snowbot S1 is intended for home use, designed to keep your driveway, yard, and sidewalk free of snow. The best part: you don't even have to step outside to use it.
The Snowbot S1 works within an area you designate with the placement of 3 beacons. Like most other chore-performing robots, it can detect and avoid most stationary obstacles in its path, and if it encounters a "problematic" obstacle, it sounds an alarm and stops, awaiting your input. You can check on and command the Snowbot via an app on your smartphone, or use an included remote if you want to direct it manually.
At printing the Snowbot S1 autonomous snowblower was still in testing and development stages, but its creators are looking for beta testers. If you're interested, head over to the Snowbot website to learn more and sign up.