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Robot Will Swim in International Fundraiser
11 October 2005
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.