Here's something you don't see every day...
What is it exactly? This is the WasteShark, a garbage-munching drone for the water.
It was invented by Richard Hardiman, a man from Cape Town, South Africa who wanted to create a device that could help clean trash out of a harbour before it reached the ocean. His solution?
"Jimmy? Did you vacuum the harbour this morning?"
As much as this device might seem a bit cutesy, it is really a very useful—and high tech—gadget. It can be either controlled remotely or use its onboard scanners to find trash all by itself. In fact, it's already been tested for a year by harbour cleaning staff in Rotterdam, a seaside city in the Netherlands. How is the WasteShark doing?
Here's a news report from South Africa that talks about the possible future of water waste management.