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Brief Published: 3 Aug 2011

Saucers for Polluted Waters


Mexican artist Arcángel Constantini has created Nanodrizas – floating autonomous robots that monitor polluted water.

Sporting sophisticated technologies, the robotic prototypes measure temperature, pH levels, humidity and other environmental conditions in real time. The data is then collected and transmitted wirelessly for analysis. Once the level of pollution has been identified, the Nanodrizas intervene and release synthesised sound and enzyme remedies that can regulate the quality of the water.

Constantini is road-testing the protoypes in the river that runs through Puebla city in Mexico, but these water-regulating smart machines could come in very handy elsewhere if put into production.