On Wednesday 11th December. from 13:00 to 14:00 in the municipality of Savski Venac in Kneza Miloša 69, the testing of a new system of the Robot Bird won by the municipality of Bor at Green Games Contest www.greengames.rs as part of the campaign "Knowledge for Sustainable Development" organized by the Octopus Association in 2011 and 2012.
National education campaign "Knowledge for Sustainable Development" was carried out in partnership with 42 local authorities and 6 higher education institutions, as well as 58 primary and secondary schools. 587 competitors, forming 58 competing teams, took part in Green Games competition. They sent 58 video games. This was an establishment of social responsible programming in practice. During the two-month promotion, 10 500 students were involved in playing Green Games and over 650 000 citizens of the Republic of Serbia have been notified or indirectly involved in the project during the voting. After the campaign, about 5 500 students became interested to proceed the development and they signed up for Green Games online workshops of making video games (in 2013/14). The winners of Green Games competition were determined by SMS votes of Serbian citizens. Money, collected from text messages from Telenor operator, was used for further education of talents of the Green Games contest, and they were awarded at the ceremony on 4th December 2012.
Robot Bird, socially beneficial robot art for public space, with tin recycling function, authored by Biljana Biba Vicković is going to be transported by the end of the year to Bor, where it will be fed by children and citizens of Bor with tins on daily basis.
Robot bird’s secondary function is the separation of waste by collecting and storing tins, which generates annual profit for the purchase of 4 new washing machines.
The basic idea of the placement of the Robot Bird is to develop public urban space with artistic sculpture that has a practical and promotional role and its purpose is to culturally revitalize public space.
Robot Bird is powered by solar panels! The mechanization of Robot Bird is powered by solar energy, thus providing promotional activities for sustainable development during and after the project, and citizens’ environmental awareness is enhanced as well as the use of renewable energy in daily life.
The awarded Robot Bird is implemented through the donation of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) in accordance with the goals of the program for the Western Balkan.
New technical-technological solution for the mechanization of the Robot Bird is the product of the experts from the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” from Belgrade, and the conceptual solution of the press for tins belongs to Prof. Dr. Arbnora Pajaziti which solution will be finalized in 2014.
Our efforts contribute to RBF Fund’s aims to try through the award of grants to encourage cherishing of healthy democratic processes, supports regional initiatives aimed at destroying existing myths and prejudices and encourages unobstructed development of civil society.