Autonomous Robot Has Now Been Developed to Combat Algae Pollution

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Article courtesy of Sophia DG | November 4th, 2016 | Nature World News | Shared as educational material.

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Research experts from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have developed a robot that can seemingly eat through the algae problem that plagues many of the world’s water. This autonomous robot takes in algae with a soft mouth and breaks it down into electrical energy using its microbial fuel cell stomach. Creators say that the idea for this robot was inspired by the characteristics of salps which are microorganisms that filter water for a living. Read more about it here.

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