I do heart the Trash Robot in Baltimore Harbor. Here’s the story about it, from 2017: Googly-Eyed Trash Eaters May Clean a Harbor Near You: Baltimore’s success with Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel may spread to other cities
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).