Beach-cleaning robot honoured with $1K grant

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By CBC News Ottawa, April 20, 2018

An idea to use robots to scour local beaches for litter has earned an Ottawa woman a $1,000 grant from local group Awesome Ottawa, which rewards those working on "awesome projects."

Erin Kennedy created Robot Missions — a social enterprise that uses robots to find litter on beaches — was honoured with the "micro-grant" at a ceremony on Thursday night.

(...)"The objective of our robot is to improve our environment by collecting tiny-trash pollution found on beaches," Kennedy said.

"This type of pollution poses a threat to our ecosystems, but is often ignored by manual efforts, and large machinery does not collect it."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/robot-clean-beach-awesome-ottawa-grant-1.4629233