The Great Lakes are Awash in Plastic. Can Robots and Drones Help?

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Takeaways:

  • Robot-like drones are being deployed to filter plastic particles from sand and water.
  • These robots are roaming popular Great Lakes beaches to clean them up and draw attention to plastic pollution.
  • The two robots being used are the BeBot and PixieDrone, which can filter between 25- 42 gallons of debris at a time.

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