Protei, Open hardware Shape Shifting Sailing Robot to Sense and Clean the Oceans.

www.ted.com/talks/cesar_harada_a_novel_idea_for_cleaning_up_oil_spills.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNDXvJjSniI

Open hardware, shape-shifting sailing robot to sense and clean the oceans.The entire hull bends to control providing it unprecedented sailing properties. Originally developed to clean up oil spills, Protei will be used to measure radioactivity, plastic debris, monitor fisheries, coral reefs, algae blooms, provide general oceanographic data or serving as surface satellite link to underwater vehicles.

http://protei.org

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