Humanitarian Robot Prototypes

$1,370 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 6 months
Andrew McGregor  SANTA MONICA, CA
Hello!

My name is Andrew McGregor and I'm devoted to helping solve humanitarian problems!

For the past several years I've been collaborating with incredible people on a robotic prototype designed to work with rats to help map land mine fields in difficult parts of the world!

Now, we have two technologies that we think could be very useful to the not-for-profit APOPO that actually trains rats to sniff out where land mines are so that people know it's safe to return to their homes.

We just need to test the prototypes at their rat training facility in Tanzania!

We would like to test the robots later this Fall so if we could get the funds in about a month that would be fantastic!

This project is sacred to me because I've seen what war can do to children and land mines are a particularly awful invention that maims and kills the innocent decades after a conflict has ended.

The world needs more focus and energy on this problem.

Every land mine out of the ground will never have the chance to tragically alter or end a person's life.

I would be profoundly and deeply grateful if we receive funding.

It would be an emotion only exceeded by how much harder I'll be able to work towards solutions to this problem!

Please share or support and then check out the  incredible and literally life-saving work of APOPO's HeroRats !

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Update 1
Posted by Andrew McGregor
5 months ago
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Thank you so much!

In addition to the amazing outpouring of encouragement, shares, and support we were recently featured on a TV show in Iowa!

We're getting there!

Profound thanks and please share, share, share!

Cheers!
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$1,370 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 6 months
Created September 19, 2016
Andrew McGregor  
MD
$100
michael Dodge
5 months ago

Onward and upward!

$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
JB
$50
James Baker
5 months ago
$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
$20
Ulrich Zeidler
6 months ago

What a cool idea. You guys rock!

$20
Anonymous
6 months ago
SC
$25
Stephen Chiodo
6 months ago

Robo-Rats #*!! Yeah!

VC
$20
Vanessa Crocini
6 months ago

Best of luck, Andrew :)

$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
MC
$35
Mikaela Conley
6 months ago

Have an amazing trip!

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