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  • 09.18.09

Adoptabot: the Friendly Household Upcycled Robot

Looking for a household pet? Consider picking up an Adoptabot, a robot made from found items like cameras, bells, and cutlery. Brian Marshall’s Adoptabots reside in an Etsy robot orphanage, where they’re waiting for you to adopt them.

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Looking for a household pet? Consider picking up an Adoptabot, a robot made from found items like cameras, bells, and cutlery. Brian Marshall’s Adoptabots reside in an Etsy robot orphanage, where they’re waiting for you to adopt them.

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The Adoptabots, which are inspired by a robot-like lamp that Marshall once saw in a movie, don’t come cheap–they’ll cost you anywhere from $95 to $350. But the robots are a nod to Marshall’s ability to turn trash into objects with seemingly high-brow personalities, with names like Bender, Carlton, Flex, and Wadsworth.

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Like the guys who started Terracycle and NYCGarbage before him, Brian Marshall has figured out the universal truth about trash–repackage it, and suddenly it’s somebody’s treasure.

[Via Inhabitots]

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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