GreenSeas Trust winner
Team Baywatchers from Oxfordshire made up of Helena Livesey (25), Jonathon Witty (24), George Fulton (23), and Alexander Morgan (25) has developed a crab-like robot concept, KRABB-E, which has been designed to collect cigarette-butts from UK beaches.
Baywatchers Team member Helena Livesey, who is a Mechanical Design Engineer at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, explains:
“We wanted to enter as we thought the challenge could have a real positive and global impact and we’re delighted to have won! We were quite surprised but glad all of our hard work has paid off.
“Engineering and technology are so vital to help tackle environmental change – we can use it to fix problems that we’ve already caused – like with the use of KRABB-E – but also to monitor and inform new technologies, helping to change behaviours and how we interact with our environment.”