Today is World Oceans Day, a holiday meant to raise awareness for ocean conservation causes and the threats that the marine ecosystems currently face. In recognition of the day, Razer announced that it is working on a solar-powered robot designed to help clean up the huge amount of plastic waste that has found its way into the seas.
Razer has teamed up with Clearbot, a Hong Kong-based startup that’s working on building a “swarm of AI powered, self-driving, ocean trash-collecting robots” with the goal of helping the ocean waters recover and to mitigate the threat posed to marine life by garbage. In particular, Razer has focused its efforts on helping Clearbot scale up its bots in order to make them cheaper and easier to produce, an essential component of achieving the potential of the technology.
“Under the ClearBot partnership, Razer’s leading engineers and designers have volunteered personal time and technical expertise to help turn their prototype into a scalable, mass-marketable product,” Razer’s press release states. “Leveraging on Razer’s extensive knowledge and manufacturing know-how, ClearBot was able to evolve the robot design into one that is smarter and more efficient.”