A robot for eco-friendly tree cutting


In the works for a decade and a half, the Plustech Oy Walking Machineis supposed to be an eco-friendly, log-hauling monstrosity; its sixmassive legs spreads the weight of the machine evenly, the companyclaims, to minimize any impact on the forest soil.

"Depending on the terrain, the ground pressure can be adjusted bychanging the machine’s six 'shoes,'" according to Plustech Oy. "Whenthe machine confronts obstacles, it simply steps over them... avoidingsignificant ground disturbance and minimizing damage to tree roots.

Source: tech.commongate.comAdded: 25 May 2007