Gnomes at Midnight

Trash cleaning robot controlled by you.

A project in Chicago, IL by Urban Rivers

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There's too much trash in the Chicago River. We are building a robot, controlled by you to clean it up!
Backers: 189
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $5,496 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 13th -> Mar 28th (15 days)
Project By: Urban Rivers
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Latest News

Can Robots Clean Polluted Rivers?

May 13th - via:
Robotic vacuum cleaners are becoming more and more popular for use in spheres both commercial and domestic but what about a natural setting? Chicago-based start-up company Urban Rivers have developed a bot which uses similar technology to collect rubbish from a floating garden alongside the Chicago River. (Read More)

We made it!

March 22nd - via:
┬áThank You!We have made our goal! Thank you so much for supporting this project! We have come a long way. Our team could not be more grateful of your support. The outpour of interest in this project has motivated our team to think bigger and... (Read More)

Could the Solution to Pollution Involve the Use of Robots?

March 21st - via:
Urban Rivers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a trash robot that will clean up the Chicago River while controlled by anyone via the internet. (Read More)

8 Excellent New Kickstarter Projects This Week

March 18th - via:
From a sea scooter everyone will want to ride, to a trash cleaning robot , this week's new Kickstarter projects are excellent! (Read More)

Someone is making a multiplayer trash robot you steer through an actual river

March 14th - via:
A nonprofit is trying to use Kickstarter to crowdfund a floating, trash-cleaning robot that anyone can remotely control over the internet.The nonprofit Urban Rivers already has a prototype running in the Chicago River (Read More)

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