Gallery: Real-Life Wall-E Recycling Robot Takes to the Streets of Italy


It may not be as tiny or nimble as Wall-E, but this real-life DustCart robot traversing the streets of Peccioli, Italy is just as cute. The robot, part of the $3.9 million DustBot research program, collects trash and measures atmospheric pollutants like sulfur oxide, benzene, ozone, and nitrogen oxide with its on-board sensors. The robot can even be summoned with a cell phone and can go door to door, identify residents with a personal ID number, and sort their trash into organic, recyclable, or waste!

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1 Comment

  1. Didot July 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    it’s a step towards a better and cleaner world. even just a prototype, it really counts.

    way to go DustCart!!

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