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This Smart Drone is Designed to Clean the Ocean Autonomously

 - Sep 4, 2015
References: everythingaboutdesign & yankodesign
This ocean purifying smart drone is a solution to the growing waste problem that has spilled over into the world's oceans. This design aims to clean up large accumulations of waste that fill large bodies of water.

Designers Song Shi and Liu Kuan have developed a drone concept that could potentially clean up large quantities of garbage and waste in the ocean. The team recognizes the amount of resources it would take for areas like this to be cleaned up conventionally and offers a smart drone alternative. The design is based on a fan, keeping constant motion and shifting waste towards itself. This waste can be gathered and collected in the openings on the inside of the rotating device. The ocean purifying drones are also foldable for easy repositioning.