Robot Missions Municipal Trials
Happening now, on Westboro Beach!
We'd love for you to join in — Here are some ways
Be part of a Field Test, where you can operate the robots hands-on to accomplish a task. Learn more about the environmental challenges, plus technology and engineering of the robots
See dates + times, and register for tickets on Eventbrite
Assist with daily testing of the robots by observing their autonomous functionality and the robot's performance
Help offset costs related to manufacturing of new robots, personnel, marketing, and food for volunteers. We are crowdfunding now on DonorBox
Developers can contribute code to the open source robots and receive (micro) bounties in return
Participants at Field Tests
Kilograms of non-natural debris collected by robot
Metres travelled by robot
Entry-Level Automation for Parks
Robot Missions’ low-cost robot is designed for environmental observation, cleanup, and restoration. The primary objective is to increase efficiency of park operations through our automation services.
Unlike large machinery, our robot has a smaller footprint, thus accessing more locations and causing less unintended destruction.
Our robot can easily be deployed to various locations around a city without requiring larger machines to transport it, weighing in around 3kg. Easily bring the robot with you on public transit during non-peak hours.
Powered by rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries, and with a DC gear motor drive system, our robot operates quietly without loud distracting humming of engines.
Extendable and Repairable
Comprised entirely of 3D printed pieces, the capabilities of the robot can be easily extendable to accommodate your automation needs. Limited downtime of the robot when a piece breaks, thanks to the easily repairable pieces.
See how our automation services can increase the efficiency of your operations
By empowering communities to embark on missions aimed at helping our planet using robots, we harness the power of citizen science to respond locally to these global challenges.
At the heart of Robot Missions are Field Tests, bringing together a group of volunteers spanning technology, environmental, and educational communities. At the park, we operate the robot and pick up trash, with the public joining in too. For several, this is their introductory experience to robotics.
Featured Technology Demonstration
Robot Missions was honoured to have the opportunity to demonstrate our technology to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at MadeMill, at the Innovation Centre Bayview Yards.
Robot Missions’ unique robotics program, Adopt-a-Bot, embeds our robot and three lesson guides into a classroom for one month.
The lesson guides match areas of the Ontario curriculum in Grades 4 – 6 in Science and Math. Students get hands-on experience with the robot with environmental applications. Additionally, this experience is made available to schools in three types of half-day workshops.
For the makers, future roboticists, and environmentalists with a technology bent, Robot Missions’ Bowie Robot Platform can help you get started with your own Field Tests and experiments.
Our robot was designed to be replicated on 3D printers in Fab Labs, makerspaces, and schools. Programming the robot is accessible by using our library with the Arduino IDE. Beta testing coming soon.
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Helping the Planet with Robots
Robot Missions’ automation service reimagines how parks within cities will be more efficient at their environmental operations by making intelligent decisions based on data. Our low-cost robots serve as a gateway entry into this.
Visionary Future of Robots
Robot Missions founder Erin Kennedy shares her vision of the role robotics plays in the future of environmental stewardship during an address to Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.