This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cesar Harada is an entrepreneur, inventor and environmentalist who describes the journey that led him to inventing a revolutionary shape shifting robot that cleans the ocean and aids humanity in sustaining our planet. He describes how from a young age was taught to learn from people, places, things and ideas. Cesar Harada Inventor, Entrepreneur, Environmentalist, CEO of Protei & Scoutbots Cesar Harada is a French-Japanese Inventor, Environmentalist, and Entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Recently, he has developed Protei, a revolutionary shape shifting sailing robot, and Wind Train, a modular vehicle powered by renewable energy. He is passionate about "Open Hardware for the Environment" with a strong focus on ocean communities & technologies. Cesar is a TED Senior Fellow and Figure of Progress appointed by GOOD and IBM. In May 2013, he sailed around the world with the Unreasonable at Sea, a mentor-driven accelerator for tech-startups who desire to take their ventures into new international markets. Cesar is a graduate of the Royal College of Arts in London and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University. He has worked as a project leader at MIT and taught Masters of Design and Environment at Goldsmiths University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)