Energy autonomy - Ecobot
Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology is employed to extract electrical energy from refined foods such as sugar and unrefined foods such as insects and fruit. This is achieved by extracting electrons from the microbial metabolic processes.
An in-depth look into the theory and the vision behind the ongoing work into energy autonomy.
Microbial fuel cell research projects
A sugar powered autonomous robot.
A robot powered on a diet of flies.
A robot with fluid circulation.
MFC power generation underwater.
- Professor John Greenman
- Professor Chris Melhuish (Bristol Robotics Laboratory Director)
- Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos
- Mr Ian Horsfield
For more information or any comments about the Ecobot project please contact Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos