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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
A House that Can Survive the Apocalypse

Looking for a house that can survive the apocalypse? Well, Japan’s got you covered with this 10 ton bunker. The EDV-01 was designed to be transported away from an affected area in the event of a catastrophe. It’s equipped with satellite connectivity in the event of cellphone network failure, and it’s own power via fuel cells and solar panels. There’s also a bathroom, beds, and a kitchen so you can enjoy a bit of normalcy while the world outside is being destroyed.

This is a creation of Daiwa House Industries who …

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[21 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Robot House Inspector coming through

Daiwa House Industries presented “Moogle”, their latest house inspection bot. His task is to get into the small, low and hard to reach places and give inspectors real-time info on a house’s status without any harm to the house or Moogle’s human operators.

Moogle is equipped with a range finder sensor, LED lights, an inspection camera to see targets and a driving camera to guide the direction of the bot. This controlled wirelessly by a regular gaming controller.
Here’s a vid of Moogle in action.

Source: Daiwa House press release Via: NODE
Video: Moriyama’s …