Dutch Entrepreneurial Duo Behind ‘Project.BB’
Project.BB began with Martijn Lukaart and Edwin Bos, two entrepreneurs from The Hague in the Netherlands. The duo were angered by the amount of small litter, especially cigarette butts, scattered over Scheveningen Beach in Holland. So, they wanted to design a robot to automatically clean up the mess!
BeachBot, their first creation, is a robot capable of driving around, detecting trash, and picking it up. The most fascinating part of the BeachBot is its ability to use image recognition and learn from its mistakes. BeachBot works using artificial intelligence — it’s a self-learning algorithm that can make connections, called the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).
Soon, BeachBot will be able to estimate the probability of what’s ahead, what the litter is and what to pick up, using AI.