In celebration of World Oceans Day, the partnership will complement Razer’s own “green investment” efforts to help sustainability-focused startups by equipping them with tools and capabilities to help them scale.
The gaming peripherals and gamer brand company recently announced its 10-year #GoGreenWithRazer sustainability goal. Razer’s Green Fund initiated the partnership with ClearBot.
With approximately 11 million tons of plastics entering the oceans each year, ocean-cleaning enterprises often face difficulties with dated technology, cost, and efficiency. The ClearBot team designs robots that leverage AI vision to identify different types of marine plastic waste and collect information regarding these pollutants in the oceans to protect aquatic life. ClearBot robots are deployed to retrieve marine plastic waste, which is then sorted on shore and responsibly disposed of.
Under the partnership, Razer’s engineers and designers have volunteered personal time and technical expertise to help turn the ClearBot prototype into a scalable, mass-marketable product. Leveraging Razer’s knowledge and manufacturing know-how, ClearBot was able to evolve the robot design into one that is smarter and more efficient.
The newly designed and fully automated robot is armed with cutting-edge AI and machine learning capabilities that can detect marine plastics within two meters in rough waters. The robot can collect up to 550 pounds of plastics in just one cycle while running on solar-powered energy.