I designed, engineered and built the hull of the ClearBot (version of Feb 2021) for the ClearBot project at MakerBay for my former HKU students Sidhant Gupta and Utkarsh Goel.
Special thanks to Thomas Williams, Aurianne Ricquier, and Chicky Bhavnani who also worked hard on this technology.
This project has been getting a lot of public attention, in the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other publications in China and India.
The official website: https://www.clearbot.dev/
Test of the ClearBot
Making of by Cesar Jung-Harada and Sidhant Gupta
Thomas Williams of MakerBay in action
High hopes for Hong Kong-designed robot marine trash hunter
ClearBot solar-powered, semi-submersible, US$900 rubbish scooper invention won Hong Kong student engineers and scientists a global prize.
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Clearbot is a swarm of trash collecting robots that use AI-Vision to detect and collect trash from water bodies. These robots are fully autonomous, solar-powered and work as a team to remove trash. In comparison to any current solution, Clearbot is 15x cheaper, has 5x more reach and removes 2x more trash daily (24x7x365).