Plastic-eating robo-fish

  • 23.10.2022
  • Interesting Engineering

A robot fish that filters microplastics has been created after winning a robotics contest at the University of Surrey.

Researchers in robotics make the "robo-fish" concept a reality, according to a press release published by the University on Thursday.

"Water pollution, especially plastic pollution, is a huge problem. It’s not just the ocean which suffers but rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. This makes it a problem without a one-size-fits-all solution," Eleanor Mackintosh, a chemistry undergrad student at the University of Surrey and the contest winner, toldNew Atlas.