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February 9 2014

Tumbleweed Robot Rolls Across Desert


From the Big Lebowski to just about every Western ever made, the tumbleweed rolling across across a barren landscape has been an iconic cinematic trope for conveying desolation. However, an Israeli-based industrial designer has created a robot inspired by the tumbleweed to generate a set of data thatís quite fertile.

Shlomi Mirís Tumbleweed robot is an autonomous system designed to help scientists study the causes and effects of desertification, a massive problem across the globe where fertile land transforms into desert, usually due to drought, deforestation and unsuitable agriculture.

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