This little guy here is a robot, that’s not too special. Special about him is the way he gets energy. He has eight batteries that are loaded by energy from bacteriae. From bacteriae that eat flies! So they feed a fly into each cell, the bacteriae consume them, and after 14 minutes of battery loading, the robot will move for 3 seconds. Yes, that’s not much, but it’s a prototype of an autonomously powered robot. Combined with fly pheromones and you have a self-powered robot that won’t need solar cells. Sometime in the future, maybe.
Picture courtesy of IAS EcoBot Team
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