Beachbot recreates Finding Nemo and other charming characters as it scuttles across the sand

Building sand castles is one way to enjoy a day at the beach, but a team from ETH Zurich, along with the Zurich division of Disney Research, have come up with a much more high-tech version. Beachbot draws elaborate images on the sand using a rake attached to its body that exerts various degrees of pressure. It's doodle skills are by no means perfect yet, but the little robot can already recreate that cute little fish in Finding Nemo. Your children and/or smaller relatives will be delighted.

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