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SeaClear Project Develops Robots to Pick Up Litter Underwater

As part of a European cooperative project, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is developing a robotic system that uses machine learning methods to locate and collect waste underwater. The seas and oceans currently contain somewhere between 26 million and 66 million tonnes of plastic waste, most of which is lying on the seafloor. This represents an enormous threat to marine plants and animals and to the ecological balance of the seas. 

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