The laboratory is interested in the energy autonomy of mobile robots. The SlugBot Project represents the first stage of a study in energy autonomy; a proof-of-concept vehicle capable of detecting and collecting slugs. This phase is now finished and the details below relate to the final status of the SlugBot Project as of May 2001.
The current research is now focusing on the use of microbial fuel cells and plant material as the source of nutrition. Please follow this link for more details