Razer is for gamers by gamers, but also for the environment
Razer is partnering with a company called ClearBot to help clean up the world’s oceans. The goal is to help reduce the amount of plastics found there. An admirable lens indeed, and one that you can’t expect from a company like Razer. Not because Razer is not an environmentally conscious company.
But rather because it is a company specializing in the manufacture game products, and that’s not really Razer’s area of expertise. In fact, Razer may be the last company you think would go into a venture to clean up the world’s oceans. Then again, this is a company that keeps trying to surprise its fans in new ways.
In the wake of the pandemic and global lockdowns, Razer has converted many of its factory supply lines to help manufacture surgical-grade masks. At a time when there was a serious shortage. So that kind of effort seems normal for Razer. It’s not the first from Razer either. environment-related project.
The company worked with Conservation International to save 1 million trees. And it continues its efforts by committing to release new products based on this partnership, with its mascot Sneki Snek. In addition, Razer will launch a new product for 100,000 trees saved.
Razer helped ClearBot turn its robot prototype into a scalable product
To help clean up the world’s oceans, Razer’s hand in this project was helping ClearBot take its prototype AI-powered robot to an evolutionary level.
Now, the ClearBot robot is a scalable, mass marketable product that can eventually be sold. Razer says its engineers and designers have given their personal time to make things happen. And thanks to Razer’s assistance, ClearBot was able to transform its prototype and improve upon its original design.
The robot is now more efficient than before and it is also smarter. How exactly does the robot work? This is the magic part. It uses AI-vision technology to identify the different types of marine plastic litter. Once the plastics have been identified, he can collect them and store them in an on-board compartment.
ClearBot claims the robot is able to identify marine plastic litter in an area up to 2 meters around it and in rough waters. It can also store up to 250 kg of marine plastic waste in a single cycle. In addition, the robot is powered by solar energy.