3D Pee Fuelled Robot Heart

Using the TangoPlus material from Stratasys, researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in the UK have done the unimaginable, unthinkable and undrinkable — and made a robotic heart that runs on urine. The idea, so brilliant and, yet, so simple that most of us came up with it when we were 8, is to create electrical power from human waste and use it to pump an artificial heart. And, while the prototype is still just a prototype, the researchers have made progress in turning this urine-soaked nightmare of a modern society into an eco-friendly and sustainable utopia. Continue reading “3D Pee Fuelled Robot Heart”