Cycler robot, sometimes called Recycler, by David Buckley has been in business for more than 10 years.
Cycler was created to help teach children to recycle. Cycler can control some functions on his own, but for some bigger functions he is controlled by a coach.
David Buckley is a roboticist from the UK. He has been making robots since the 1970s.
Cycler is specially designed and built for the environment and education charity “Waste Watch” to bring their waste prevention message of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to schools around the country. “Waste Watch” has three Cyclers operating in different parts of the UK and their names are Shakespeare, Byron and Shelley.
Then how does Cycler work? To help Cycler in his job he needs a coach to tell him what to do. Cycler has five microcontrollers（微控制器） for a brain and nervous system. An MP3 sound file player, an amplifier(放大器) and speakers allow him to talk; and seven electric motors make him move. The coach can make Cycler drive around, move his arms, move his head and has full control over the MP3 player allowing highly interactive dialogs to take place.