Let Snowbot shovel the snow from your driveway

Snowbot clears snow
Snowbot S1 is an autonomous snow removal AMR, designed for consumers. | Image credit: Snowbot

The new Snowbot S1 from Korea-based Hanyan Robotics is a battery powered, autonomous snow blower. The unit is being launched at CES 2022 in Las Vegas and is targeted at the consumer market.

Snowbot is designed for the task of clearing consumer driveways and sidewalks for climates that receive a moderate amount of snow fall.  Climates that receive regular heavy snow, deeper snow and properties that need more than 2100 square feet of clearance are better suited to a manual controlled, gas snowblower.

The robot charges in about 2 hrs and can then operate for about 1.5 hours. The unit weighs 65 kg (143 lb).

Side view of the Snowbot autonomous mobile robot
The Snowbot features rubber tracks for locomotion. | Image credit: Snowbot

The Snowbot lists for $3,599 and comes with everything needed to charge the unit and maintain it in a working condition. The Snowbot S1 can throw the snow a distance of up to 12 ft (3.7m) and can remove snow up to a depth of 12 inches (3.05 cm). The robot will automatically adjust its speed depending on the depth of the snow.

The robot is equipped with LiDAR sensors for obstacle detection and avoidance, and it also monitors the auger speed to automatically stop the auger if it gets jammed with snow or some other object.

Unboxing Video

Interested in buying a Snowbot? Check out the following unboxing video, to see what comes with the Snowbot unit. The company is currently looking for beta testers this winter and the unit will go on sale for general availability in November 2022.


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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.