March 25, 2013

Cleaning Up The Seas With Drones

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The city of Mumbai is situated by the Arabian Sea with the Mithi River flowing through it, experienced the worst ever flooding all thanks to the a cloud burst and clogged drains. Plastic bags that we take for granted was one of the major reasons why the drains went redundant and of course the high tide and choked riverbed didn’t help matters. Since man can’t take the onus of disposing waste responsible, let the Marine Drone do it for us.

The drone is basically an oversized pool net with a sensor fitted machine. It nets drifting plastic trash in a very innovative way. Several drones scout the seas for waste and use a special sensor to keep away fish and other aquatic animals. It is equipped with an infrasound system and the high-powered batteries allow them to stay in the water for more than 2 weeks.

Designers: Elie Ahovi, Adrien Lefebvre, Philomene Lambaere, Marion Wipliez, Quentin Sorel and Benjamin Lemoal. Link to projects Website


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