Scientists unveil world’s first eco friendly robot made of cardboardBy ANI
Thursday, November 26, 2009
LONDON - Japanese scientists have unveiled the world’s first environmentally friendly robot, which is made out of cardboard.
According to a report in The Sun, the green-machine, which is named “D+ropop”, weighs just 6kg and is the brainchild of robotics firm Eager.
The life-size machine is made almost entirely out of card and has just eight lightweight motors to move its upper limbs and head.
Because it is made out of card, the company hopes they will be a hit with marketing firms looking for new green methods to push their products.
Once it becomes obsolete, it can be easily recycled. The bodies can also be painted with logos or made water-resistant.
Each machine will cost around 3000 pounds, although they will also be available for rent in Japan.
The “D+ropop” went on display on November 25 at the International Robot Exhibition 2009 in Tokyo. (ANI)