The Interceptor, a super waste-eating robot, was the starting point for the project and is the main tool used to collect and remove plastic waste from the oceans. Team Seas co-founder and former NASA engineer, Mark Rober employs the Interceptor to collect trash without the need for human interaction. Waste that is drifting down a river or around the shoreline is collected by a barrier that extends from the robot’s base once it is moored to a point on the shore. This barrier allows marine species to freely swim through and beneath it, but it catches anything floating near the surface of the water and loads it onto a conveyor belt. Anything captured on the conveyor belt is subsequently placed into one of four floating trash cans, where it is recycled or properly disposed of.” -Earth.org
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https://teamseas.org Thank you, Patrick.