Waste or trash is produced by all organisms but human trash consist of materials that cannot be easily decomposed, which when accumulated in the landfill can create hazardous chemicals. These chemicals pollute the air, soil, and water resources. With new inventions every passing day, more waste will be collected into our waste streams and landfills contaminating the environment and the wildlife as well. To get rid of this problem, many designers are attempting to reuse these scrap electronic components in their artwork. The pieces created by them are so magnificent and extraordinary that a person who adores art would definitely love to have it in his house. Here is a description of the robots made from everyday junk by some eco-artists.
Automated junk robot
Eco-artist Mario Caicedo based in Columbia has implied his engineering skill on trash like old food processors, used computer parts, old mobile phones, broken wiper blades etc. and converted them into automated robotic sculptures. With kinetic body parts and sparkling light eyes, the cute robot will definitely amaze young children.
Great robotic elephant
The Great elephant is a robotic sculpture was designed by London based artist Francois Delaroziere. He made use of junk and recycled stuff to create this 12-meter high and 8 meters wide elephant sculpture that weighs 45 tons. This mobile sculpture made use of hydraulic levers and buttons, controlled by twenty-two people to move in London streets, and sprays water from his mechanical trunk just like a real elephant.
Robotic elephant made from junk
China based Kong, a 58 year old waste collector, has created a robotic non-ruminant hoofed mammal, an elephant to say, out of the rubbish that he collected for 6 months. The robotic structure is 1.5 meters high and 2 meters long. It is mobile, with legs and wheels built of steel tubes and powered by a second hand motorbike engine. His creation is not yet fully complete and he looks forward for further improvements.
Benette robot works
Gordon Bennett of Brooklyn, New York has made a collection of toy robots. He made these sculptures out of trash, materials from basements and garage sales and recycled objects like garbage dumps etc. These materials includes glass, rubber, paint, Bakelite, metal, wood, etc. These robotic sculptures varying from height of 14â to 25â cost about $2500.
Japanese fish robots
Japan based Masamichi Hayashi, a marine ecologist and educator, has assembled recycled items like raincoats, windscreen wipers etc. to create a set of vital robots. He has used his robotic skills and his knowledge regarding aquatic life to create these fish robots. These remote control operated motored robotic fishes are created to enhance the knowledge of school kids about aquatic creatures.
Computer parts robot
Eco-artist Mike Schropp took various discarded parts of a computer that included wires, circuit boards, memory chips, CPUâs, floppy drives, CD-drives, etc to create a beautiful life like robotic sculpture. The e-waste, which would otherwise have been thrown away and added to pollute environment, was reused to create this beautiful figure.
Chinese artist, Yang Junlin, has a troupe of robots all created from thrown away materials. He displays and sells his sculptures in his factory, âLegend of Ironsâ. He has blown a new life in the junk like old and dumped metal pieces, unwanted auto parts, etc to make his transformer robots.
Kreatworks based in Bangkok, Thailand, has created this steampunk Robocop from recycled metal parts, and used old machinery parts. The sculpture was quoted with lacquer to give it a shiny appearance and make it rust free. The artist has been inspired from Robocop movies to create this 300kg sculpture.
Designed by Paul Bonomini, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, created this 23ft high robotic sculpture from discarded electrical and electronic equipments. Fridges, vacuum cleaners, mobile phones, sandwich toasters compile the robot parts and therefore it weighs 3.3 tonnes. This sculpture stands at the city hall that makes people aware about the electronic waste they dump during their life.
The Wall-E robot has been made by Filth Wizardry by making use of kitchen trash. He made use of empty yogurt cups, plastic drink holder, cereal boxes, a bucket empty tape dispensers, wrapping paper tubes to create this cute, eco-friendly robotic sculpture. The little ones would love to play with this green toy.