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Autonomous Robots to Clean Underwater Waste

September 15, 2020

Via: Waste360

Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) and an international network of partners will clear the seabed of plastic with autonomous robots through a project called SeaClear. With 86 million metric tons of plastics that end up in oceans each year, this will be no easy job.

The team plans to use an aerial drone, underwater remote-operated vehicles and an unmanned surface vessel.

The technology is currently being tested at depths of 66 to 98 feet in Hamburg, Germany and Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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