It’s unlikely that humans will stop tossing their trash in places they’re not supposed to be anytime soon. While workers usually focus on picking up pieces of trash like plastic water bottles or food packaging, the sand is often filled with the tinier scraps of plastic that are left behind as those items break down. And while it’s possible to begin to collect them—using a mesh screen to sift pieces of plastic from the sand—it’s a gargantuan task.
So, to keep beaches clean, Red Sea Global, the developer of The Red Sea and Amaala, has launched a fully electric robot designed to keep the beach clean and collect plastic waste and debris.
The robot can cover an area of 3,000 square meters in one hour and identify items as tiny as 1 cubic centimeter without causing harm to the surrounding environment.
Typically a challenge for robots of this kind, the remotely controlled robot seamlessly maneuvers its way around furniture and other obstacles.
Red Sea Global will initially operate the beach cleaning robot at the Red Sea to preserve its stunning natural landscapes and world-class resorts.
Since last September, the Red Sea has welcomed its first visitors after opening two hotels. Once completed in 2030, the destination will include 50 resorts featuring 8,000 hotel units and over 1,000 residential units across 22 islands and six mainland sites.
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