Open ocean robot platform

Experiential learning project hosted in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Project descriptions

It is estimated that 1.15 to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean each year from rivers. More than half of this plastic is less dense than the water, meaning that it will not sink once it encounters the sea. The stronger, more buoyant plastics show resiliency in the marine environment, allowing them to be transported over extended distances. However, we believe that we can help reduce the amount of plastic that reaches the open ocean. We started Clearbots to make it affordable and viable for local communities to clear their water of dumped plastic waste.

Team information

Project leader: Sidhant Gupta, BEng CE

Team member(s): Utkarsh Goyal, BEng CS; Abbas Alvi, BEng ME; Rezaul Karim, BEng ME

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Winner of the Microsoft Innovation Prize @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the Microsoft Innovation Prize at the 1st Engineering InnoShow. 

This team has received a gift (Microsoft Surface pro) from Microsoft.