Razer partners with ClearBot to intelligently clean oceans
IRVINE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Razer â¢, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong stock code: 1337), today announced a partnership with marine litter cleaning company ClearBot on the occasion of World Oceans Day. In line with Razer’s 10-year sustainability roadmap #GoGreenWithRazer, the partnership complements Razer’s green investment vertical, which aims to support environment and sustainability-focused startups by equipping them with the tools and appropriate capacities to help them evolve.
With around 11 million tonnes of plastic entering the oceans each year, ocean cleaning companies often struggle with outdated technology, cost and efficiency. The ClearBot team is designing robots that leverage AI vision to identify different types of marine plastic litter and collect information about these pollutants in the oceans to protect aquatic life. ClearBot robots are deployed to collect marine plastic waste, which is then disposed of responsibly.
âWe are extremely happy to have the opportunity to work with a startup focused on saving the environment,â said Patricia Liu, Chief of Staff at Razer. âClearBot’s unique AI and advanced machine learning technology will and enable governments and organizations around the world to scale up their sustainability efforts. We urge other innovative startups to contact Razer for collaboration opportunities as we strive to make the world a safer place for future generations.
Clean up marine litter with AI technology
As part of the ClearBot partnership, key Razer’s engineers and designers have volunteered their personal time and technical expertise to help transform their prototype into a scalable, mass-marketable product. Leveraging Razer’s vast manufacturing knowledge and know-how, ClearBot was able to evolve robot design into a smarter, more efficient design.
The newly designed and fully automated robot comes with cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities capable of detecting marine plastics within two meters in rough waters. The robot can collect up to 250 kg of plastic in a single cycle, while running on solar energy.
âThe Razer’s action-oriented approach to solving marine litter issues has been extremely revealing. We are grateful to the team who gave their time for this project, âsaid Sidhant Gupta, CEO of ClearBot. âWith the new model, we are confident of expanding our global reach to protect marine waters, starting with partners that include seaport operators in Asia and NGOs that have already expressed interest. With Razer, we look forward to making positive changes for the world. ”
To foster active community participation on this year’s World Oceans Day, ClearBot has issued a call to action through its Marine Plastic Litter Data Collection Program. The community is encouraged to upload photos of marine plastic litter commonly found in open water to the ClearBot website. The research and design team will add this information to ClearBot’s existing database to help improve the robot’s waste detection AI algorithm.
To learn more about ClearBot or to participate in the program, please visit http://www.clearbot.org.
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Sneki Snek returns with a new milestone
In March 2021, Razer responded to huge community demand and renewed its commitment to the #GoGreenWithRazer movement led by its sustainability mascot, Sneki Snek. In partnership with Conservation International, the company extended its goal of protecting trees from the initial 100,000 trees to 1 million trees. To celebrate the success of saving 300,000 trees to date, new Sneki Snek merchandise will now be launched with every 100,000 trees saved, until the end goal of saving 1 million trees is achieved. .
With 300,000 trees saved, Razer has now launched two adorable new Sneki Snek items. The Razer Sneki Snek Eye Mask features a padded design with a velvety finish for dreamy comfort and disruption-free rest. The Razer Sneki Snek Floor Mat protects floors from daily wear and tear and is designed with noise dampers for unhindered chair movement. In keeping with the Razer mascot’s sustainability goals, the eye mask and floor mats are made from 100% recycled material.
To inspire and motivate Sneki Snek fans to help save even more trees, Razer also unveiled the next product that will launch when the 400,000 tree mark is reached: the Razer Sneki Snek slippers. The soft and fluffy shoes ensure that every step taken is a step towards a more sustainable world. Available exclusively on Razer.com, the proceeds from each Sneki Snek item sold will be used to help Conservation International save 10 trees.
For more information, please visit https://www.razer.com/campaigns/sneki-snek.
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Razer â¢ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
Razer’s trademark three-headed snake is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base spanning every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest ecosystem of player-centric hardware, software and services.
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.
Razer’s software platform, with over 125 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games / apps) and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials, and gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the largest game payment services in the world, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets. .
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Irvine, California and Singapore, Razer has 17 offices around the world and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the United States, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1337).
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