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Shapeshifting Robots that Clean the Oceans (Ep.2)

In this episode a small team of two inventors and engineers explore how their autonomous oceanic robotic drones can be utilized in the Hawaiian Islands to clean up plastic in the oceans. The story of the founder, Cesar Harada is examined as we begin to understand the terrifying truth of the health of our oceans today. In this riveting yet alarming episode, we are exposed to the realities our oceans currently face and the promise of the technologies that Protei is developing.

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  • Courtlyn Carpenter

    I am currently a student studying environmental engineering, so I found this video particularly interesting. I would like to know more about the “shape-shifting robots” that work to clean plastic from the oceans, specifically how effective they are and how many would be necessary to make a significant impact. It was shocking to me to see the endless piles of plastic washed up on the beach in Hawaii, and I agree that this problem should be addressed soon. Are there any other potential solutions you have come up with to cleaning plastic from oceans besides the robots? Thank you for sharing such a touching post and for being so driven to make a difference in the world.

  • WolfgramKA06

    This is a great article. What a cool idea. I am always skeptical of how dirty oceans are and how it affects our health. I really think this could make a great impact on people living near oceans. What other ways can people help out in order to help clean up?

  • Taylor Schulz

    I have heard that plastic in the oceans are a big problem, but I have never really read up on what people are actually doing to help solve these types of problems. I love this idea and I think it is great what you all are doing to make a difference. I believe that it all starts with one helping hand, from there, who knows what can be accomplished. Thanks for sharing!

  • hmcavey

    Measuring the destruction of our environment by our doing by means of plastic seems like a far cry from possible. The idea of putting the focus on the people, not the government body is an optimistic theory! There is much work to be done on everyone’s part. Thanks for sharing!

  • LeiderGM20

    The scene on the beach was incredible! I never realized how polluted our planet is. The depth of that plastic is absolutely crazy. I’m so glad this team is working on something to help with this problem instead of waiting around for the government or someone else to fix the problem! Thank you!