Fight Dirty with Edge Impulse: Autonomous Litter Detection Robot

There are roughly 50 billion pieces of litter alongside roadways and waterways in the United States, according to the Keep America Beautiful organization. This equates to 152 pieces of litter for each and every resident of the country. This is not exactly a popular state of affairs, with a full ninety percent of people surveyed believing litter to be a problem in their state. Aside from the obvious undesirable appearance of a landscape marred by trash, litter also causes water, soil, and air pollution as it degrades and releases chemicals. Further, millions of animals are killed by entrapment in, or ingestion of, improperly discarded waste.

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