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Dubai Harbor Marinas has announced the introduction of the UAE’s first-ever PixieDrone.
Equipped with a video camera and remote Lidar technology, the PixieDrone can access small areas and spaces as it helps sort waste including organic waste, plastic, glass, metal, paper, fabrics, rubber and more.
It has a collection capacity of 160 liters and can operate for up to six hours in autonomous mode. It is also fully compatible with saltwater and freshwater.
In a sign of technological innovation and efficiency, the floating waste collector works as a remote-controlled autonomous drone that identifies waste on the water’s surface, intercepts it and stores it in a large holding tank for other disposal.
Its integration into Dubai Port will be a supporting asset for clearing litter and unmanaged waste in the UAE’s waters and coasts.
Introduced by The Searial Cleaners, a French company, the drone is approximately 1.62 meters long and 1.15 meters wide and relatively compact compared to other cleaning robots.