September 3, 2012

Robot Creates Permanent Sand Creations

After spending a mere $200.00 on parts, a team of students from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain came up with a prototype robot that can create 3D shapes from sand or dirt. Powered by the sun and controlled with CAD software, it uses a nontoxic binding agent to make the sand sculptures permanent.

The team is hoping that the Stone Spray Robot can be used for building bridges or as a green way of creating housing after natural disasters. For now they are working on the nozzle to make it more precise and adding the solar panel on the robot itself.

(Thanks, Mike)

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 3, 2012 11:22 AM
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