While military drones havebeen used to aimlessly kill people for years, the technology behind them can be used forgood. If a Roomba can clean a room, why not get a robot to clean the ocean?
We've mucked up our environment pretty damn badly. Time we figure out a way to clean it up.
Enter several intrepid French industrial designers, who propose using drone technology to send out unmanned marine vehicles for two weeks at a time, scooping out the garbage from our oceans.
Here's hoping this leaps off the design page sooner than later. Our mother (earth) desperately needs it.