Pixie Water Drone Picks Up Trash
Retailer Helps Clean Up The Great Lakes with Robot Technology: Pixie water drone and BeBot Beach Robot
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
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Retail chain Meijer recently announced it will be taking part in the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Program, an initiative to clean up Midwestern beaches and waterways in partnership with the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR). Meijer will participate in the clean up effort using the BeBot, an eco-friendly electric beach cleaning robot capable of cleaning 32,000 square feet per hour, and the Pixie Drone, a water drone that traverses waterways to simultaneously collect trash and gather water data. This will be the largest ever deployment of such devices across multiple states in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest surface freshwater system.
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