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Robot fish that hoovers up plastic on shortlist for £25,000 technology prize

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Robot fish that hoovers up plastic on shortlist for £25,000 technology prize
Artwork: Longitude Explorer. Article by Press Association 2020.

A robot fish that hoovers up plastic from the oceans, and a t-shirt that detects heart problems, are just two of the ideas from teams of young people hoping to scoop a £25,000 tech prize. A shortlist of 40 teams of youngsters from across the UK was announced on Monday, all competing to take the Longitude Explorer Prize back to their school or youth group. The prize calls on 11-16 year olds to put their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit to the test and use technology, such as artificial intelligence, for social good. […]

The shortlisted teams will now get expert mentoring and receive resources to help develop their concept, ahead of a Dragon’s Den style pitch in July. The winner will take the £25,000 prize and three runner- up teams will receive £10,000.

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