The start-up francesa IADYS is responsible for the development of the baptized as “Jellyfishbot”, flour robot water that is responsible for removing pollution from the surface of seas and oceans, including both solid waste as possible discharges (oil, for example).
This handy robot just 20 kg in weight with the size of a carry-on suitcase It is an ideal solution for cleaning areas that are difficult to access, such as ports, lakes or canals, but it is also extremely effective on surfaces around leisure centers, hotels or industries.
Jellyfishbot already works on the coasts of several countries in the world, among which are France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland or Japan. But soon there will be more.
Capable of collecting large amounts of debris
The pollution of the seas and oceans it is the result of metals, plastics, chemicals, oil and urban and industrial waste that often begins as garbage on city streets, to which since the outbreak of the pandemic we must add, among others, hygienic masks .
Rainwater can carry trash into storm drains or watersheds, where it ends up in the sewer system. From there, it often finds its way to watercourses, endangering local species and the health of people at risk.
With the development of the little Jellyfishbot, its inventor Nicolás Carlesi decided to put “his robotics skills” at the service of the marine environment. The result is an aquatic and modular robot which has different versions: from the basic remote control to the most advanced version, which is autonomous and able to avoid obstacles by himself.
This superior version -which will be available in the second half of this year according to the company-, has, among other things, three electric motors, on-board camera, GPS and 4G technology. moves to speeds between 1 and 2 knots and even is sumergible a 10 m deep.
Thanks to its batteries (which are fully recharged in two hours) It has an autonomy of between six and eight hours. Likewise, Jellyfishbot uses various types of networks to devour garbage and can collect up to 80 liters (or kg) of floating debris and harmful spills such as oils and even petroleum.
Thanks to its on-board camera, you can see where you are working in real time. When the network fills up and can no longer continue, an operator can command the robot to return to its starting point to change the network. Thus, Jellyfishbot will be ready to embark on a new mission.
The robot is already part of the “Common–Med Project” European, who was born to fight against marine litter in the Mediterranean. Thus, and although it already operates in different countries such as France or Germany, soon will extend your range to Tunisia, among others.