Human-robot interaction for a world without litter.
A clever trash worker
We present a swarm of robots that search for litter. BeachBot (.BB) and MAPP are designed for outdoor work, such as on beaches and in parks. They are programmed with artificial intelligence to efficiently map and collect litter.
By using our game app anyone can contribute to make the robots smarter.
RTL News published an article (https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/tech/artikel/5344465/robot-strand-opruimen-afval-zwerfaval-robots) about the next phase of Project.BB.We want to provide an immersive experience, allowing the person controlling the robot to become "the robot" from a virtual environment.
During the upcoming edition of the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour, organized by our partner The North Sea Foundation, we will demonstrate our robots and you can train the robots yourself. We will be present during the cleanup stages on August 5 (Renesse), August 11 (Kijkduin – beach bar People) and August 15 (Zandvoort - beach bar Ahoy / Talassa). We are present from 10:00-16:00. You can also train the robots after the Beach Cleanup Tour. Please sign up!
Meet our newest Project.BB family member: MAPP. They are programmed with artificial intelligence (AI) to efficiently map and collect litter data. Our MAPP-robots can communicate with each other to collaboratively hunt for litter.
On Saturday September 19 it was World Cleanup Day. With Project.BB we were present on the beach of Scheveningen that day for a successful demo with our BeachBot. Many thanks for everyone who supported us to make this happen.
BB's first performance on the beach (Beachclub Down Under Beach, Zwarte Pad Scheveningen). It was great to take the robot for a spin and get feedback from beachgoers. We will be out there for another test in August and a demo in September.
The Municipality of The Hague is our launching customer. With the cooperation agreement in place we can conduct experiments with the robot and related gamification applications on the beach and boulevard of Scheveningen.
Here it is! The prototype of our BeachBot is ready. Proud of the Minor Robotics team. Excellent Demo Day performance at RoboHouse. Next step: getting BB ready to go outside.
From 7 -10th of January BB had a booth at Eureka park, next to Holland Tech Square. Amazing experience to be part of CES.tech and to receive so many positive feedback.
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Small litter that roams around on the beach effects the health of sea water, species and eventually our food chain.
Did you know that one cigarette filter can poison hundreds liters of water? Filters won't tear down and breakdown into microplastics.