Renowned gaming peripheral brand Razer has made significant inroads when it comes to being an ecologically responsible organisation and they’ve just upped the game by a few notches as they’ve announced a team-up with ClearBot in celebration of World Oceans Day.
According to official statistics, close to 11 million tons of plastics enter the oceans every year and ClearBot, a marine waste cleaning outfit leverages AI-vision designs robots that identify different types of marine waste and then retrieve them before being responsibly disposed of.
As part of the collaboration, Razer’s engineers and designers have volunteered their technical expertise and spare time to help prepare a prototype robot into something capable for mass production. The newly designed prototype robot is fully automated and capable of identifying marine plastics in a 2 meter radius in rough waters with the ability to collect up to 250kg of plastics in one cycle while running on solar-powered energy.
“We are extremely happy to have the opportunity to work with a startup focused on saving the environment,” said Patricia Liu, Chief of Staff at Razer. “ClearBot’s unique AI and advanced machine learning technology will enable and empower governments and organizations around the world to broaden their sustainability efforts. We urge other innovative startups to reach out to Razer for collaboration opportunities as we strive to make the world a safer place for future generations.”
“The Razer team’s action-oriented approach to solving marine waste issues was extremely eye-opening. We are grateful to the team who volunteered their time for this project,” said Sidhant Gupta, Chief Executive Officer at ClearBot. “With the new model, we’re confident in extending our reach globally to protect marine waters, starting with partners which include marine harbor operators in Asia and NGOs who have already expressed interest. Together with Razer, we look forward to effecting positive change for the world.” For more details on ClearBot check out their official page at http://www.clearbot.org