This Wind-Powered Tumbleweed Robot Aims to End DesertificationAdam Clark Estes2/06/14 1:40pmFiled to: RobotsDesertsConservationGreenWindEcologyEnvironment171EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRobots have a hard time walking. They're getting better! But we're a ways away from having a robot that you can send on an excursion through a dune-covered desert. That's why, when he wanted to design a robot to collect climate data, designer Shlomi Mir looked to nature. Specifically, to tumbleweeds.