Robot Garbage Trucks Visualized

Here's an enjoyable picture of a spotless suburban future - brought to you by autonomously driven robot garbage trucks.

Fans of science fiction writer Harry Harrison may recall this scene from his 1956 short story The Velvet Glove:

Carl had always known there were garbage trucks, but of course he had never seen one. It was a bulky, shining cylinder over twenty metres long. A robot driver was built into the cab. Thirty other robots stood on foot-steps along the sides.

The supervisor led the way to the rear of the truck and pointed to the gaping mouth of the receiving bin.

"Robots pick up the garbage and junk and load it in there," he said.
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