Robot Pembersih Minyak Bumi di Laut
Buatan MIT, Robot ini mampu bernavigasi otomatis membersihkan laut dari tumpahan minyak bumi. Dimensi 2×5 meter.
By autonomously navigating the water’s surface, Seaswarm proposes a new system for ocean-skimming and oil removal. Seaswarm uses a photovoltaic powered conveyor belt made of a thin nanowire mesh to propel itself and collect oil. The nanomaterial, patented at MIT, can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil. The flexible conveyor belt softly rolls over the ocean’s surface, absorbing oil while deflecting water because of its hydrophobic properties.