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We present a swarm of robots that jointly search for litter. BeachBot (.BB) and MAPP are designed for outdoor work, such as on beaches and in parks. They are programmed with artificial intelligence to efficiently map and collect litter.
By using our game app, anyone with a smartphone can contribute to make the robots smarter.
July 15th 2021
Meet our newest Project.BB family member: MAPP. The MAPP detection robots are designed to operate in outdoor areas, like beaches and parks. They are programmed with artificial intelligence (AI) to efficiently map and collect litter data. Our MAPP-robots can communicate with each other to collaboratively hunt for litter. Soon you will be able to meet MAPP in real life!
July 11 2021
During the upcoming edition of the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour, organized by our new partner The North Sea Foundation, we will demonstrate our robots and interact with the public. Project.BB will be present during the cleanup stages on August 5 (Renesse - beach bar Port of Renesse), August 11 (Kijkduin – beach bar People) and August 15 (Zandvoort - beach bar Ahoy / Talassa). We are present between 9:00-17:00. You can sign up via https://www.beachcleanuptour.nl/ Photo: Lize Kraan.
January 14th 2021
What Design Can Do launched the No Waste Challenge, a design competition with the purpose of getting effective solutions to reduce waste. We are participating with Project.BB, so please checkout our page https://nowaste.whatdesigncando.com/projects/project-beachbot/ and leave a comment.
September 19 2020
On Saturday September 19 it was World Cleanup Day. With Project.BB we were present on the beach of Scheveningen that day for a successful demo with our BeachBot. Many thanks for everyone who supported us to make this happen.
July 11 2020
BB's first performance on the beach (Beachclub Down Under Beach, Zwarte Pad Scheveningen). It was great to take the robot for a spin and get feedback from beachgoers. We will be out there for another test in August and a demo in September.
June 4 2020
The Municipality of The Hague is our launching customer. With the cooperation agreement in place we can conduct experiments with the robot and related gamification applications on the beach and boulevard of Scheveningen.
Jan 24 2020
Here it is! The prototype of our BeachBot is ready. Proud of the Minor Robotics team. Excellent Demo Day performance at RoboHouse. Next step: getting BB ready to go outside.
Jan 7 2020
From 7 -10th of January BB had a booth at Eureka park, next to Holland Tech Square. Amazing experience to be part of CES.tech and to receive so many positive feedback.
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