Protei

Gathering locomotive energy through its innovative design, Protei sails upwind, capturing oil with a long, absorbent tail. Capable of sailing autonomously, in swarm or remotely controlled by online gamers, Protei introduces ground-breaking sailing techniques and contributes to the cleaning of oil spills in oceans worldwide. Protei is being developed collaboratively with an international team of artists, designers, engineers and volunteers.

Testing Protei 005.6 on the water

Testing Protei 005.6 on the water

On Saturday July 23rd and almost six weeks before the unveiling of Protei +006 during the World Port Days (September 2) and its presentation in the World of Witte de With festival (September 9, 10, 11), the Protei team travelled to De Kaag to test ...

Protei Exhibition

Protei Exhibition
9
Sep 2011
11
Sep 2011

This summer, V2_ hosted an international team of designers and engineers on the development of Protei_006, the first full-scale version of the autonomous sailing robot that will clean oil spills in the oceans. The exhibition as part of Festival ...

Protei Press Conference

Protei Press Conference
2
Sep 2011

V2_ and the Protei team invite you to come to the press preview and presentation of Protei, an autonomous sailing robot for cleaning up oil spills in the ocean, during the Wereldhavendagen on September 2nd, 2011 in the port of Rotterdam.

Counting down..

Counting down..

One week before presenting Protei 006 to the world..

Protei

Protei

"Protei" is a fleet of sailing drones, developed primarily to collect oil spills.

Protei Team Introduction

Protei Team Introduction

We are very proud to introduce the team of engineers, designers and collaborators who will work on the development of Protei 006 during summer 2011, here at V2_Lab.

Protei Team Enters Rotterdam Workspace

Protei Team Enters Rotterdam Workspace

Often life in the city becomes quieter in the summer. But this year the arrival of the Protei working team promises exactly the opposite for V2_. It is going to be a busy and creative summer.

"Starting to feel more like a real workshop!"

"Starting to feel more like a real workshop!"

Although it’s been a short week in Holland, the protei team knows no days off! For the past two weeks the team has been working really hard to set a comfortable and creative environment for the development of the protei 006.

… and yes, they can float!

… and yes, they can float!

While trying to make a revolution in the streets of The Hague to save the arts in the Netherlands, another kind of revolution was taking place in Rotterdam…

Unveiling Protei_006

Unveiling Protei_006

Protei_006, the first full-scale prototype sailing robot that could clean oil spills in the ocean was unveiled for the first time to the audience at the press conference that took place at the Protei team’s workshop last Friday September 2nd 2011.

Oil Compass

Oil Compass

"Oil Compass" (2011) is an interactive data visualization tool developed by Kasia Molga (UK), co-produced by V2_Lab.

Protei on the River Maas

Protei on the River Maas

In preparation for his residency, Cesar Harada visited V2_Lab last week. Together with Etienne Gernez and Henrik Rudstrøm, he built this test model for Protei, in which the basic principles of an inflatable, articulated hull were tested. ...

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