MIT researchers are sending robots into sewers to monitor city dwellers’ waste

Beneath the streets of Boston, two robots named Mario and Luigi inspect the flow of human waste, collecting data on city residents.mitsewerrobot

Great visual use of data but not for the squeamish.
The robots are part of the new MIT Underworlds project, which mines urban sewage for information about human health and behavior—a previously untapped resource that could shape the future of epidemiology, say researchers.

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