The Trash Robot in the second video will be patrolling the Chicago River this summer. It is the latest project from Urban Rivers, an intrepid grassroots organization focused on low-cost, innovative, crowdfunded solutions. Not only did Trash Robot beat its $5000 funding goal on Kickstarter (shout out to Makerbiz member Nick Wesley!), but the campaign offered a unique reward to backers: the chance to operate the bot remotely—a real world riff on Pac-Man. I can't wait to see this is action!