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Robotic Safety Barrels (RSBs) developed by Shane Farritor may be the kind of smart traffic cones that can save many lives and $100 billion per year in losses due to accidents and delays on U.S. highways. (Read
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(Good one! I'd forgotten about that.
Bill, Chief Technovelgist)"
( 4/1/2006 1:14:07 PM)
|"Sounds good...Hope unpredictable malfunctions dont stop this from development. Keep cost down and reliablity UP for best results"
(Booradley 4/4/2006 4:29:28 PM)
|"I know that 100 billion dollars is not lost due to cone mis-placement."
(Booradley 4/4/2006 4:37:51 PM)
|"Um, wouldn't it be better if the robot part was released to move another barrel, rather than sitting there for a week doing nothing under the same barrel?"
(ME 4/11/2006 10:41:32 PM)
|"So how much does each barrel cost now?"
(Me too 4/11/2006 10:43:13 PM)
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