Razer’s brand is usually synonymous with RGB-infused headsets, keyboards, and other wacky knick knacks, but now the company is gearing up to be greener than ever before. Or at least make the planet greener as Razer prepares to unleash a small army of solar-powered robots to help clean up the ocean of all the plastic waste floating around.
After partnering with Hong Kong-based startup Clearbot, the idea is to build a “swarm of AI-powered, self-driving, ocean garbage-collecting robots” that will clean up the ocean, with Razer providing Clearbot with the resources to build these bots faster. , easier and cheaper using some of its technology.
“As part of the ClearBot partnership, Razer’s leading engineers and designers volunteered the time and technical expertise to turn their prototype into a scalable, mass-marketable product,” explains Razer’s press release. “Using Razer’s extensive knowledge and manufacturing expertise, ClearBot was able to evolve robot design into a smarter and more efficient design.”
There’s a lot of garbage in the ocean right now, and I don’t just mean that I’m going for a morning dive in Sardinia. Real, pretty harmful things that range from giant islands of garbage to tiny particles consumed by marine life and working their way up the food chain to us. Right now, a fleet of Razer robots with the potential to go rogue and build a new naval machine empire is a safer alternative to checking your hake for bones and shells.
This isn’t the only news that Razer will be in the cover this week, as the company has a few other announcements scheduled for its keynote event this weekend. That’s happening, you guessed it, at E3 this week.
Last updated: June 9, 2021