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“Protei” Open Hardware Shape-Shifting Sailing Robot to Sense & Clean the Ocean. Recent BBC coverage.
Cesar Harada is an French-Japanese Inventor, Environmentalist and Entrepreneur. Currently developing the Protei – a revolutionary shape shifting sailing robot. TED Senior Fellow, Unreasonable at sea Entrepreneur, Figure of progress (by GOOD and IBM), passionate about “Open Hardware for the Environment” with a strong focus on ocean communities & technologies. Cesar used to teach Masters of “Design and Environment” at Goldsmiths University and can be booked for teaching workshops, public speaking and panels through his exclusive speakers bureau, The Lavin Agency. Visit his speaker’s page.
Cesar is a graduate from the Royal College of Arts London, Design Interactions Department, and worked as MIT Boston USA Project Leader as well as construction manager of the *IHub_ in Nairobi Kenya. Cesar led the Open-H2O (former Open-Sailing) to win the ARS Electronica Golden Nica [NEXT IDEA] (Austria) and the VIDA awards Fundacion Telefonica (Spain).
Until May 2013, Cesar Harada will have limited access to the interent as he will be sailing around the world with the Unreasonable at Sea. You can see here the places and times he will be on land if you want to meet in person. You will be able to follow that amazing journey with world top entrepreneurs in many languages! Since May 2013 Cesar is based in Hong Kong, China SAR.