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Robert Downey Jr. Wants to Use Robotics to Fight Climate Change, So He Launched the Footprint Coalition


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Robert Downey Jr. is taking a page out of Iron Man's book. The movie star just announced the Footprint Coalition, a new initiative with a goal of cleaning up the planet by using robotics and technology. The scientist-led coalition will officially launch in about a year, and Downey Jr. hopes it will make a significant dent in combatting the climate crisis.

Downey Jr. unveiled his plans for the Footprint Coalition at Amazon's re:MARS (machine learning, automation, robotics and space) conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, June 4, Business Insider reported. The actor treated the audience to a presentation, complete with a slideshow, Tony Stark references, and conversations with an Amazon Alexa. But then, he shared the story of how he came up with the Footprint Coalition.