Robot Will Swim in International Fundraiser
Rus Robotics Laboratory robot AMOUR will swim as part of the World Swim for Malaria on December 3, 2005. From AMOUR's Sponsor me page, " AMOUR is in training to make the tumble turns slick so if we get sponsored by the lap we're in good shape to give Michael Phelps a run for his money." The swim hopes to have one million people registered. So far 100,000 people and 1 robot are registered.
Daniela Rus and Iuliu Vasilescu hope to raise $5000 for the World Swim. Enough to buy 1000 mosquito nets. Over $900 has already been pledged.
Update: AMOUR Swam on Dec 3rd 2005. Read about how it turned out.