Disney’s Research Hub, their robot division has created a robot that can create art on the beach. The cute little robot drags a variable rake behind it to lay down tracks in smooth sand.
At the moment, BeachBot is restricted to a 10-meter x 10-meter canvas, but the scientists hope that it can be scaled up to make use of entire stretches of beach. Furthermore, they are planning to equip the robot with a variety of different tools so that different textures can be carved into the sand. Ultimately, the dream is to be able to produce giant drawings like Peru’s Nazca Lines. “We would like to make huge sand art that amazes people,” said Beardsley.