Dr. R.E. Cycler Robot Crushes Cans Without Remorse
You should be glad it doesn’t crush human skulls. But that’s in the
near future, when the War has begun. Anyway, for now they’re just cans.
Long story short, high tech firm Florida Robotics built Dr. R.E. Cycler
to educate the youth about the recycling process. What the Dr. does is
pretty visceral; each time it’s fed/given a can, it literally crushes
it. Awed onlookers can then watch the scrap aluminum collect in what
passes for Dr. R.E. Cycler’s stomach. Or they can pose for Facebook
The Dr. came to be after local waste management requested that
Florida Robotics develop an entertaining yet educational diversion for
the younger set that would impart a positive message. So far, judging by
the pictorial evidence Dr. R.E. Cycler is doing great. We just wish it
had a cooler name. Dr. R.E. Cycler? How come real life robots are never
as sexy as the ones we imagine? Crushing aluminum cans looks like heaps
of fun though.
Actually another great way for high schoolers and young people in
general to learn respect for the environment is by living outdoors.
Nothing beats immersing yourself in the natural world, away from the
clutter and pointlessness of a consumer society. Then again, let the
kids find their own meaningful experiences.