‘Row-bot’ could help clean things up

engineering careers  ‘Row-bot’ could help clean things up

Taking inspirations from swimming insects, Bristol Robotics Laboratory has developed a robot that is powered by dirty water.

The ‘Row-bot’ is designed to mimic the way the water boatman insect moves and feeds on rich organic matter in dirty water. The aim of the project is to develop a swimming robot that can operate indefinitely in remote and unstructured locations by scavenging the environment for its energy.