Building durable, wind-powered, shape-shifting sailing robots used to sense and clean the ocean.

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of our planet's surface. It is the main driver of climate change and is also where all life comes from. Yet we are destroying it with plastic pollution, oil spills, radioactive leakage, chemicals, and overfishing. We need to develop solutions to invert the negative effect we have on the ocean, and Scoutbots' mission is to do just that. They have developed Protei, the open hardware shape-shifting sailing robot. With specified sensors, these robots can map everything from large areas covered in plastic pollution to sensing oil in the water to help clean, and even prevent, oil spills. Scoutbots understands how important the ocean is to the survival of our planet, and they are committed to saving it.

AREAS OF IMPACT
Life Below Water Climate Action

HEADQUARTERS
Macau

COMPANY SIZE
1–5

Cesar Harada

Cesar Harada (Employee at Scoutbots) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since January 2013 after participating in Unreasonable at Sea.

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