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29 November 2022

RTL - Robot lets you clean up the beach from the comfort of your couch

Dutch technicians are developing a beach robot that will soon allow everyone to clean up waste remotely via VR glasses. Bright spoke to one of the makers. “Fully autonomous is inefficient.”

Project.BB started in 2018 at a hackathon. The BeachBot has already been tested on various Dutch beaches. People could also train the algorithm by playing a game in which you indicated what was waste and what was not. This summer, the new BeachBot will be tested ‘in the wild’ for the first time. The aim is to control the robot from the RoboHouse in Delft, while it drives around Unmanned Valley in Katwijk.

Read more: RTL Bright