Author: Goo Goo Lourie
The South African drone industry is to generate R2 billion in 2017, according to a latest research conducted by economist Dr Roelof Botha.
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RanMarine Removing Waste from Our Oceans
RanMarine is a Dutch-based environmental technology enterprise founded by South African entrepreneur Richard Hardiman.
The company has developed a solar-powered aqua-drone that can automatically clean up water pollution and waste in waterways and ports to support the natural resilience of our oceans.
Its fully autonomous drones swim through the water, collecting waste and other non-biodegradables, whilst gathering data about the environment.
RanMarine drones are learning machines, continuously communicating with one another in the water, and transmitting back to a central database on land.
The WasteShark is designed for round-the-clock autonomous waste collection. It also scans and monitors the environment, sending data back to central command and communicating with other drones in the water.
Article link: https://talkiot.co.za/2017/09/11/7-south-african-drone-firms-to-keep-an-eye-on/