Robot Will Help Colonize Mars After We’ve Ruined Earth:
Well, it’s good to know that in the event that our planet collapses under the weight of climate change, overpopulation, a water crisis, nuclear holocaust or whatever, there are designers out there already preparing for life on Mars. If we do indeed set out to colonize Mars, the first thing we’re going to need is ample breathable oxygen. Enter Le Petit Prince, a greenhouse robot designed to keep plants safe while scavenging for more nutrients. – from TreeHugger
Finalist of Electrolux Design Lab 2009: Le Petit Prince by Martin Miklica, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Le Petit Prince is a robotic greenhouse designed to facilitate the future exploration and population of Mars. Final event on September 24, 2009 at 100% Design, London.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.