It is estimated that over 8 million tons of plastic go into the ocean every year. The objective of this project is to address this issue and mitigate some of the trash that ends up in the water bodies of our planet. We aim to do this by creating a robot that picks up the trash it encounters as it floats in a body of water. The objective of this research is to build a scaled self-sustainable model robot that autonomously travels aquatic surfaces collecting and classifying waste to proportionally reduce the amount of garbage that currently exists or is entering, that may potentially harm the environment.
Whether these wastes are deposited intentionally or not, they greatly affect multiple factors such as water quality, proliferation of aquatic plants, life of animals, environment and consequently people’s health and welfare. The major advantage OWR offers is the automation of the waste recovery