Video: SeaClear project develops the first autonomous robots for underwater trash collection

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Today's oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with only a few local efforts to gather underwater waste, always using human divers.

No solution exists that exploits for underwater litter collection; the SeaClear project will develop the first.

Credit: Delft University of Technology

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