Gilberto Espaza's Nomadic Plant robots live off the polluted water

We guys are good for nuts, cribbing for every little thing possible. Yet, there are many among us that want to make a difference, not just by complaining but with their actions. Mexican artist Gilberto Espaza is one such soul whose actions speak louder than words. After unleashing Urban Parasites over the city of Mexico, Espaza is back a Nomadic Plants installation done to take on the theme of environment pollution. The Nomadic Plants robots with plants and bacteria in them emphasize on the relationship between plants, micro-organisms and technology.

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When those life-forms within the robots need nourishment they search for the nearest polluted water-source and drinks from it. The water’s elements are then decomposed by microbial fuel cell process which then converts the same into energy for the robot. In case this lures you, the trip over to Spain before June, as the installation is on display at the Laboral Art and Industrial Creation Center, in Gijon till then.

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