AquaCycler - Ocean Waste Collection Drone
The objective of this project is to design an aquatic drone that can collect floating trash from the surface of rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. The drone must be able to perform the following activities:
- Collect floating trash from the surface of the water.
- Crush or shred the collected trash and store it.
- Bring it back to land where the trash can be safely disposed.
Build an open-source floating drone to clean up the oceans, lakes, and ponds using AI to identify man-made garbage and put them into a collection net. Ideally we could specify a specific area for the drone as its service area and it will continually clean its area and return home for charging and to empty its trash for recycling.