As you can tell, I do enjoy robots a-plenty. And I love recycling and cleaning up the world. I think it’s only a matter of time until we have robotic trash cans wandering the roads doing cleanup. We already have roombas to vacuum our homes, it’s not such a stretch to see them out on the streets.
(Aside: I drafted this post with just the link to the National Geographic post in 2018, and am following up now as a part of an effort to use this website more. Covid-19 is currently a global focus, and that’s the perfect moment for me to catch up on lots of other things).