With beach season right around the corner, that can often mean more debris left behind. Robot Missions brought together makers and environmentalists to create a tool that addresses the increasing amounts of harmful pollution along the shoreline.
Comprised of 90% 3D printed material, Robot Missions, was created for Citizen Science in order to navigate less accessible areas. This robot platform is an incredible alternative solution for shoreline cleanup using semi-autonomous behavior and mobile sensor monitoring with Digi XBee modules. The robot can sweep up small washed up debris (10-50mm) and carry it to recycling.
This winter they completed a winter field test on thin ice to explore safe areas around the shore lake shore. Although the robot lost a wheel in the process, it was a successful test. Watch the frozen field test here:
We look forward to more updates on future expeditions, and in the meantime check out Follow @RobotMissions on twitter. Have an awesome project to share or want to create one with a Digi XBee Cellular Development Kit? Follow and Tweet to @XBeeWireless to get in touch with us.