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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x37 Jonathan Rossiter: A robot that eats pollution
TV-PG

  • 2017-02-22T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Meet the "Row-bot," a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine, which uses a microbial fuel cell to neutralize algal blooms and oil slicks, could be a precursor to biodegradable, autonomous pollution-fighting robots.

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