Saving Our Beaches One Robot at a Time
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We’ve all seen plastic bottles, wrappers, and straws washed up on our beaches. It’s an eyesore and an environmental hazard — but now, we have another solution. Poralu Marine has developed BeBots — remote-controlled robots that patrol beaches and clean up garbage. These friendly little bots are saving our world one beach at a time!
The Story Behind the Bots
Poralu Marine, a French marine construction and consultancy company, created BeBots. The idea was to find a way to clean up beaches with minimal human intervention. After several years of research, they came up with the perfect solution: robots! The robots can clean up over 32,000 square feet of beach per hour or roughly .75 acres. This is the equivalent of seven basketball courts if you are looking for visual representation. The human element may be minimized, but it is not absent. These BeBots are still controlled remotely by remote control.
The robots move along the beach, collecting garbage at depths up to 4 inches. The actual depth can be adjusted depending on the topography and regulations mandated by local authorities. The fact these are remote-controlled means they can avoid areas of concern like sea turtle habitats. Once the BeBots have collected all the garbage they can carry, they can be returned to their dumping station, where the trash is sorted for recycling or disposal.
The BeBot isn’t the first robot of its kind to take on the pollution humanity has left behind as more and more robots are being used in various ways. It wasn’t long ago I wrote about Wasteshark, which is used to clean up water pollution.
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But what makes BeBots unique? Well, for one thing, they look like WALL-E from Pixar’s movie of the same name! They are cute and friendly-looking robots that make cleaning up our beaches fun! Plus, they are durable enough to withstand harsh conditions such as salt water or extreme temperatures.
The Benefits of Using BeBots
BeBots have many benefits over traditional methods of beach cleanup — not least of which is convenience! Rather than sending out teams of people to manually collect garbage from beaches, you deploy your friendly robot army and let them do the hard work for you! Plus, their remote operation means you can cover more ground quickly.
And since these robots are designed for use in almost any environment (from sandy deserts to rocky coasts), they can reach places humans cannot go easily — allowing you to clean even harder-to-reach areas easily! And lastly, using these robots helps reduce carbon emissions since no fuel is used during operation. Two 12V batteries power them along with the incorporation of solar. Together these combine to allow for a three-hour run time (Recharge time is 8 hours). All in all, this method of beach cleanup is both eco-friendly and efficient!
Detach the BeBot from its Sand Sifting mechanism, and the robot can be used for other activities. With a towing capacity of 900 lbs, many other possible uses quickly open up. One could haul large beach equipment or water toys. There is also the possibility of attaching optional equipment like a rake for beachcombing.
Conclusion: Being able to enjoy clean beaches without worrying about litter is something we should all strive for — whether we’re locals who frequent these areas often or tourists who come once in a while. Thankfully, with Poralu Marine’s innovative robotic solutions, keeping our beaches pristine has never been easier! Now, all we need is more WALL-Es out there cleaning up our oceans one beach at a time — because if anyone can save our planet, it’s him! So let’s join forces with BeBots today and help keep our beaches clean for generations!
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