BeachBot is a robot that picks up cigarette butts from the beach


BeachBot uses artificial intelligence and image detection algorithms to distinguish a cigarette butt from other objects and trash on the beach. — TechTics

Were you aware that cigarette butts are the category of waste that is least disposed of? Every year, no fewer than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are found in the wilds, even they can take up to 14 years to decompose... It’s enough to make you see red.

To fight against this plague, Dutch engineers working with Delft University of Technology have invented the BeachBot, an autonomous robot capable of picking up cigarette butts from the ground.

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