“The BeachBot is not just a lifeless, mechanical being; it is a friendly looking creature with a soul.”
At least that’s what’s written on the BeachBot website.
This robot is able to carve pictures into the sand using a rake made of seven movable parts, allowing it to draw lines of various widths from a minimum of 5 cm to a maximum of 40 cm. An aluminum shell and sealing lips completely protect the robot’s internal structure.
This adorable turtle-like machine (or creature with a soul, as it’ll have you believe) was an idea imagined and developed by Disney Research. This explains the BeachBot’s predilection for Disney characters.
Try to find Nemo: