Make robot friends. This contest asked for bio-inspired robot designs to help the planet. The winning concept was then turned into an actual robot. After a few years they may create an army of polution fighting robots!
This year’s winner was a Robo-fish that cleans up micro plastics. I also spy a Flora Color Sensor for the fish eye
We took her idea and turned it into a fully 3D-printed fish with a set of mesh lined gills, which Eleanor has affectionately named ‘Gillbert’. The robot is now an ongoing piece of robotics research! You can see Eleanor’s idea and the robot it became in the gallery below. If you want more detail on the contest and the robot, you can read our research paper.
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