November 20, 2008

Algaster Harvesting Robot

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Algaster is a clever little bot that harvests up to 100kg of algae at a time. Designed by, Stefano Pertegato, Philipp Frank, Marco Nicoletti, Francesco Schiraldi, and Eloisa Tolu, he can be used in areas that are heavily polluted. He stores what he reaps in 10 containers that come up to the surface by hot-air balloon. Several are needed but they are autonomous. Each is controlled by GPS and works on robotic legs so that the ecosystem is not harmed. We would love it if they would design a smaller version for our fish tank.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 20, 2008 8:52 PM
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