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Informative Recycling Robots

The Dr. R.E. Cycler Makes Reusing Fun and Transparent for Kids

— August 17, 2011 — Eco
If any change is going to happen in the world, individuals have to stop the chain of environmental abuse beginning with young children, which is where the Dr. R.E. Cycler comes into play.

This adorable robot teaches children not only the importance of recycling, but also how to recycle properly. Commissioned by Waste Management and created by Florida Robotics, the Dr. R.E. Cycler (the R.E. stand for robotic environmentalist) is solar-powered and able to crush cans that kids feed into its transparent tummy. Although Dr. R.E. Cycler provides a simple activity for children, this robot makes recycling fun and understandable, instilling in children an ethic of reducing harm to the environment later in life.

Florida Robotics hopes to create an educational robot that will be able to crush plastic bottles too.
Trend Themes
1. Educational Robots - The Dr. R.E. Cycler is an example of an educational robot that makes learning and environmental awareness fun for kids.
2. Environmental Education - The Dr. R.E. Cycler promotes environmental education in children by teaching them about recycling and reducing harm to the environment.
3. Solar-powered Technology - The solar-powered feature of the Dr. R.E. Cycler showcases the potential for sustainable and renewable energy sources in technology.
Industry Implications
1. Robotics - The development and production of educational robots like the Dr. R.E. Cycler presents opportunities for innovation within the robotics industry.
2. Waste Management - Collaboration between robotics companies and waste management organizations, like the partnership between Florida Robotics and Waste Management, can lead to innovative solutions for recycling and waste reduction.
3. Education Technology - The Dr. R.E. Cycler highlights the potential for incorporating technology and robotics into educational tools, creating opportunities for innovation in the education technology industry.
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