29 December 2020
Can autonomous water-robot technology solve the ‘pollution problem’ in water bodies?
Autonomous aerial robots have solved a number of impending problems across various industries, helping enterprises ensure completion of critical missions without any hindrance. However, the pollution problem in the water bodies has persisted and the aerial robots haven’t been able to contribute much in this regard.
They have majorly been involved in enhancing the security paradigm and ensuring asset protection across both private and government sectors. The authorities have been longing for a comprehensive solution to tackle the issue of water pollution.
This is where water-robot technology is coming up as a great innovative model to deal with the pending pollution problem in the water bodies. These autonomous vehicles are capable of removing tonnes of plastic waste from the surface of the water bodies, other than providing insights pertaining to the quality levels.The unmanned water vehicles are quite affordable and come with extended durability.
While many AI-based firms have worked extensively to develop fast-moving and heavy-duty water robots to clean up massive patches of plastic waste with great efficiency, RanMarine’s WasteShark has taken the lead to clean up as much as 200 litres of ocean waste before being emptied. It floats across the water bodies with its mouth wide-open and collects trash without affecting the marine life. While RanMarine is known for designing industrial autonomous surface vessels for ports, harbours and other marine and water environments, WasteShark is undoubtedly the best product developed by the company.
Some of the best features of WasteShark include 10-hour swim time, besides the ability to clean up over 500 kgsof waste every day. The product is already deployed in several water bodies across various countries and the results have been encouraging.
As a result, RanMarine has attracted investment from Luxembourg-based Boundary Holding, led by RajatKhare. The company is looking to utilize the funds to expand the business and set a new benchmark in the clean-tech sector.
The integration of advanced technology has opened the doors for various sectors and firms to find appropriate solutions to the new-age problems. The role of water-robots is also going to be crucial to live up to the expectations, as the pollution levels keep increasing, impacting the marine life, as well as the humans.
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