If you’re in the market for something to love but not quite ready for a child or pet, consider picking up some Adoptabots from designer Brian Marshall’s robot orphanage.
Using old parts and salvage from items such as clocks, cameras, and cutlery, Marshall created a line of Adoptabots, one-of-a-kind robots with clever names that demonstrate recycling and upcycling. The Adoptabots make up the world’s first robot orphanage—you can “adopt” one for a price ranging from $75 to $350.
On his resourceful use of old parts to create the Adoptabots, Marshall says, “...with a little help from myself, these parts were coming together with new and unusual friends to fulfill their dreams of once again bringing joys to others.”
Adoptabots Made from Salvaged Material Wait for New Homes
1. Robot Upcycling - Designers could explore opportunities to create new and unique robots out of salvaged materials to foster innovation and sustainability.
2. Adopt-a-bot Services - As the market for unique robotic companionship grows, there could be opportunities for businesses to provide adopt-a-bot services that offer one-of-a-kind robotic companions.
3. Robot Orphanages - As the market for environmental responsibility grows, designers could explore new opportunities to create environmentally friendly robotic products or offer innovative recycling services like robot orphanages.
1. Robotics - The robotics industry could benefit from embracing environmentally friendly practices and exploring innovative opportunities to upcycle and recycle robotic parts.
2. Retail - Retailers could explore innovative ways to provide unique robotic companionship to customers through adopt-a-bot services.
3. Environmental Services - The environmental services industry could explore opportunities to offer recycling services for electronics and robotic products in innovative ways like robot orphanages.