Modded Kids Snowmobiles to be Used to Aid Climate Research

Instead of trekking across ice sheets and into dangerous areas to gather data on climate change, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology are going to send robots in instead. Dubbed SnoMotes, the in-development robots are modified kids snowmobiles—chosen for their cheapness and resilience—packed with… » 5/28/08 5:55am 5/28/08 5:55am