Monday, June 16, 2008

High Tech Oil Spill Solution: Oil Busting Robots

source: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/16/high-tech-oil-spill-solution-ji-hoon-kim/#more-10272

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The OSP robot is an ingenious solution to something that has devastling effects on wildlife and the environment: oil spills. The faster a spill can be dealt with - the better the outcome. With this in mind, product designer Ji-hoon Kim has come up with a set of modular oil-cleaning robots that can be quickly transported to the scene of an oil spill by helicopter or boat. Once deployed, the little oil-busting robots connect and contain the spill with an inflatable barrier, after which point cleanup teams can come in and manage a less severe disaster.

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