What if your solar panels weren’t stationary, but could move around like a robot? This is the futuristic concept behind the Jackery Solar Mars Bot, which looks like a small car and combines artificial intelligence, self-driving tech, and light sensors to zip around terrain and seek optimal sunlight. “The robot operates like a sunflower,” says David Bai, Jackery’s head of industrial design. “It can automatically track where the sunlight has the most power, and absorb the light with the most efficiency.” The bot stores that power in its 5-kilowatt hours battery (enough energy for two to three days for a cabin or apartment), making it an ideal replacement for gas-guzzling generators.
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