Duckweed is experienced as a problem in the many canals Dutch cities, like Delft and Amsterdam, have. A blanket of duckweed covers the water, which makes sunlight unable to reach everything that lives beneath the water surface. Thereby, duckweed has an unpleasant smell. The Kroboot is able to solve this problem and is the result from a project between students of TU Delft, Hoogheemraadschap Delfland, and TOP Delft. The Kroboot, a robot, recognizes duckweed with a camera, detects its environment, and takes duckweed out of the water.
Check it out, on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.