The Slothbot is a slow moving, energy efficient observation robot that is also an adorable sloth / Boing Boing

Creatures at the Atlanta Botanical Garden look strange … metallic?

From the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

Your newly developed SlothBot is designed to study animals, plants, and the general environment below them by moving as little as possible. It travels along overhead cables only when necessary, charging itself with solar panels to monitor factors such as carbon dioxide levels and weather for as long as possible, possibly for years. It even creeps into sunlight to make sure it stays charged.

The 3D printed shell helps SlothBot blend (at least in areas where sloths live) while protecting your gear from the rain.

The robot will begin monitoring the Atlanta Botanical Garden for several months, hanging from a 100-foot solitary cable.

Worship appears to be an incidental advantage.

‘SlothBot in the Garden’ demonstrates a hyperefficient conservation robot [Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering:]