Project name Protei
Organisation V2_
Persons Cesar Harada et al
City Rotterdam
Country Netherlands
Period 2011
Tags environmentalism, open source, open hardware, drone, renewable energy, oil spills, gulf mexico,
Text Protei is an oil spill cleaning machine. Protei is a family of unmanned robots (drone) that sails. It is articulated and some versions are inflatable. Oil drifts downwind, so Protei need to be able to sail upwind to capture more oil. Protei is an innovation using conventional technologies, it is therefore immediately possible to build it at a low cost with conventional materials. Protei is developed Open hardware, so everybody can use, modify and distribute our designs. Besides oil spill cleaning many other applications are envisoned for this revolutionary drone.