A small robofish can remove microplastics from the ocean by absorbing them into a soft and flexible body.
Microplastics are microscopic plastic particles that get separated from larger plastic items that we used on daily basis.
Microplastics are the tiny plastic particles that break off from used water bottles, synthetic T-shirts, plastic garbage etc.
The length of the robofish is just 13mm long. It can swim around at over 30mm per second after owing a light laser system in its tail.
The robofish can recover to 89% of its capability and continue absorbing even if it sustains some damage.