TRASH ROBOT

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
Broken Pier, Southbank Promenade

28 AUGUST–1 SEPTEMBER 2019
Open everyday 11am–6pm

 

Supported by Telstra

       

 

About the contributor(s): 

Urban Rivers (USA)

Nick Wesley, Zachary Damato, Gabe Tavas, Shash Adhikari and Sam Wesley

Urban Rivers are a passionate group of ecologists, entrepreneurs and public servants with a collective background that spans world-renowned organisations, businesses and institutions, including Microsoft and Google.