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Detroit to deploy beachcombing robot on Belle Isle to pick up trash

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024
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In an effort to connect Detroit's automobile heritage, nonprofit groups' efforts to fight pollution, and what some see as a high-tech future, the city announced this week an effort to deploy a robot, dubbed BeBot, to help keep Belle Isle beach clean. It’s not a giant Roomba — yet. But that may be what's coming. Unlike the autonomous vacuum, which uses sensors to roam around your house looking for carpet dirt, Detroit’s first high-tech cleaning machine — dubbed the BeBot, short for beach robot — is operated by a human...

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