Hybrid robot uses dirty water to nourish vegetation
Gilberto Esparza has designed a self sustaining hybrid robot that derives energy from bacteria present in polluted water. These robots are called ‘Plantas Nomadas’ or Nomadic plants because they carry plants on them and use the water to nourish them. These robots use microbial fuel cell technology. The bacteria present in dirty water is broken down and converted into energy required for sustaining the robot while the excess energy is used to sustain the plants it carries.
These robots can play a major role in helping riverside communities to deal with the problem of polluted water in a green way.