BeachBot Robot Sand

Beachbot is essentially an autonomous robot that was designed at the team at Disney Research in Zurich, Switzerland. The robot is capable of drawing incredible large-scale sand images using a rake mechanism as it moves through the sand. It was recently shipped to Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World to draw a stunning image of Walt Disney himself. “Beachbot can make many different kinds of drawings, but one thing it’s good at is drawing face images,” said Paul Beardsley, principal research scientist at Disney Research Zurich. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who actually used iPhones as brake pads on a Porsche 911.