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Trash Robot

Take control of our garbage-eating robot either in person or online! Trash Robot will be trawling Melbourne’s Yarra River collecting rubbish outside of the City’s existing litter traps.

When: Sunday, July 28 2019 till Sunday, September 1 2019. 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Where: Yarra River, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
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Urban Rivers (USA)

Can we game our way to a cleaner world?

Take control of our garbage-eating robot either in person or online! Created by Chicago-based collective Urban Rivers, Trash Robot will be trawling Melbourne’s Yarra River collecting rubbish outside of the City’s existing litter traps. And Melbourne’s waterways really need the help – in 2017, they were filled with enough rubbish to fill almost 30,000 wheelie bins. This sort of rubbish causes heaps of issues and costs the city around $3 million per year. Boo!

Could this floating gamified robot save the world? Why not? Nothing’s ever gone wrong with robots, right?

Yarra River, Southbank
Check back soon for exact location.

Contact details:

Ellie Michaelides
Science Gallery Melbourne
Email: ellie.michaelides@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: 03 8344 6106

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