The SEACLEAR system consists of many components that need to reliably work together under a multitude of different scenarios. To make sure that the agents will be able to accomplish their goal, we need to test them as thouroughly as possible. A first testing phase is taking place in a computer simulation that can run many different scenarios in a short time, and without the risk of damaging any of the equipment.
That is why we developed a simulator for demonstrating the modes of operation of the SEACLEAR system. In the video above you can see different scenarios from the lifecycle of a clean-up action, from the deployment of the robots (aerial and underwater), to the scanning of the sea floor, and eventually the collection of litter.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871295.
The SEACLEAR project spans four years, running from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2023.