Algae-Eating Robot

Check out this awesome designer, Ivan Henriques, and his Symbiotic Machine, that’s developed in collaboration with scientists from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. They’ve designed a prototype for an autonomous bio-machine which generates electricity by eating photosynthetic (like algae) organisms for its movement in order to collect more organisms to eat. It’s a  brilliant way to clean harmful algae blooms which may occur in ponds, rivers. canals and the sea. And this bio-solar machine is thought to create a symbiotic system with the environment where it’s located.

 

Source:

http://vimeo.com/90215036

http://ivanhenriques.com/2014/03/02/symbiotic-machine/

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