Ecobots: The Sustainable Future of Robotics

 

Toyota Robotic Band (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)
Toyota Robotic Band (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

Robotics are quickly becoming a normal part of our everyday life. There are cleaning robots, military and space assistants, and medical robotics; some look like odd machines while others strangely resemble humans and animals. Whatever form they may take, robotics will play a big role in our future as well as sustainability. Take a look at these ecobots and the tasks they are designed to perform….

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Recycled Buildings: Awesomely Creative Reuse Projects

 

Rescued wine barrels make hotel rooms in Holland.
Rescued wine barrels make hotel rooms in Holland.

Prefab homes are great – but recycled buildings are even better! Whether it’s a new construction from rescued garbage or or a creative conversion of an existing structure, these recycled buildings are minimizing waste and improving the planet. They’re also creatively awesome examples of how unique green architecture can be!

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10 of the Weirdest Ways to Power a Car

 

Green transport by doug88888 via Flickr
Green transport by doug88888 via Flickr

Green transport and sustainable fuel alternatives have come a long way in the past decade – but the auto industry still has a long way to go. In the meantime, there are plenty of creative individuals coming up with their own way to make their driving a little eco-friendlier. From fat and feces to liquor and sawdust, there are some weird alternative fuel sources currently powering cars around the world…

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10 of the World’s Weirdest Biodegradeable Products

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Biodegradable products are making a big difference in green living. We’re using biodegradable trash bags, frequenting restaurants that care enough to use biodegradable take-out containers, and have switched to biodegradable soaps – but what about biodegradable cars, clothes, bikes, and motor oil? Take a look at some of the weirdest biodegradable products we’ve come across…

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Top Ten Ecoble Articles of All Time

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Photo by Laverrue via Flickr

From recycled water bottle islands to the latest developments in sustainable transport, Ecoble has shared the coolest green gadgets, current eco politics, and our favorite sustainable innovations with you for nearly a year-and-a-half now – here’s the 10 posts our readers have enjoyed the most. Let us know which Ecoble article is your favorite in the comments!

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Bizarre to Best: Sixteen People-Powered Gadgets & Vehicles

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Photo by Dano via Flickr

Contemplating the simplicity of antique drills and hand-cranked turntables, we can gain inspiration for powering our everyday lives from old-world inventions spurred by the desire for efficiency. Today, many companies are exploring human-powered options for common devices. And while people-powered home heating and cooling is likely a long way off, many other simple daily tasks can be energized with a little human exertion.

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