Cleaning up our Great Lakes with Bebot and PixieDrone

Innovative Robotics for Cleaner Shorelines: Bebot and PixieDrone

Bebot and Pixiedrone

Imagine a world where robots are the frontline soldiers in the battle against environmental pollution. In this article, we introduce you to two remarkable robotic solutions—Bebot and PixieDrone—that are redefining waste management with their cutting-edge technology and versatile capabilities. These robots are working hard as part of a broader effort of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative.

These robots are produced by the talented and innovative clean freaks at Searial Cleaners in France with a mission to restore shores and preserve our environment. Stop Wondering, Start Cleaning!

Bebot - Transforming Beach Cleaning

Bebot, the Beach Cleaner, is not your ordinary beachcomber. With its sleek design and groundbreaking technology, it’s revolutionizing the way we keep our beloved coastlines pristine.

Bebot robot beach cleaner

What Bebot Does

Bebot is a multitasking marvel. It screens sand, rakes seaweed, levels out expanses of beach, and effortlessly lifts and carries loads. Moreover, it diligently collects all waste buried in the defined area, contributing to cleaner beaches.

Design and Materials

Crafted from robust and weather-resistant materials, Bebot can withstand the harshest coastal conditions. Its durability ensures long-lasting performance in sand, saltwater, and sun.

Bebot robot


Technical Specifications:

  • Top Speed:7 km/h
  • Obstacle Handling: Up to 20°
  • Load Capacity: Up to 400 kg
  • Power: 100% Electric with Batteries and Solar Panels
  • Remote Control Range: Up to 150 meters
  • Battery Life: Up to 3 hours (Full Charge: 8 hours)
  • Screening Width: 130 cm
  • Screening Depth: 10 cm
  • Cleaning Capacity: 3,000 m²
  • Screening Capacity: 100 liters
  • Safety Features:
    • Emergency Stop Button
    • Safety LEDs for Visibility
    • Optional Warning Light and Audible Alert

How Bebot Can Be Operated

Bebot's user-friendly interface allows remote monitoring and control, offering operators the flexibility to oversee its cleaning patterns and real-time progress. Plus, its eco-friendly electric power source emits no harmful gases or greenhouse gases, allowing it to operate quietly and efficiently at any time of day or night.


PixieDrone - Aquatic Waste Collection Redefined

PixieDrone is a game-changer in aquatic waste collection. Equipped with advanced technology and a commitment to environmental responsibility, it's redefining how we address waste in our water bodies.

PixiDrone Robot

Design and Materials

PixieDrone's agile and lightweight design enables it to navigate diverse aquatic environments. Its video camera and LIDAR technology ensure precise and obstacle-free waste collection.

What Can PixieDrone Do

PixieDrone is designed to collect floating waste of all types, from organic to plastic, glass, metal, and more. It also provides a live camera feed so that the controller can see what the conditions are like and operate it more effectively. It's a versatile solution for harbors, marinas, rivers, lakes, and ponds.

Pixie Drone

PixieDrone is world famous at the Dubai Harbor!

Technical specifications:

  • Top speed: 3 km/h
  • Maximum use on one charge 6 hours
  • Charging time: 5 hours
  • Camera range: 300 meters
  • Remote control range: 500 meters
  • Basket weight capacity: 60 kg
  • Basket capacity: 160 liters
  • Wave height (max): 5 meters
  • Distance on one charge: 12 km
  • Water speed (max): 3 km/h
  • Wind speed (max): 40 km/h
  • Water depth (min): 30 cm
  • outside temperature: 50°C
  • outside temperature: -15°C
  • LIDAR technology: 30 meters

How PixieDrone Can Be Operated

With the ability to both be controlled remotely and function autonomously, PixieDrone offers adaptable waste collection. Its 160-liter collection capacity and compatibility with various water types make it a valuable asset for environmental cleanup efforts.

Conclusion - A Cleaner Tomorrow Awaits

But don't wait for the robots to do it, the humans have to do their part!

In a world where environmental challenges are on the rise, Bebot and PixieDrone emerge as beacons of hope. Bebot rejuvenates our beaches, while PixieDrone transforms our water bodies into cleaner, more sustainable environments. These innovative robots showcase the potential of technology in preserving our planet.

Microplastics are very small but its actually a big issue. You probably have plastic in your body. See video from the Robert B. Annis Water Resources institute at Grand Valley State University.

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