Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Oil Defender / Smart A.I drone for oil spill

Oil Defender

Oil Defender is a smart A.I. drone that prevents the sea from becoming polluted due to the spread of oil when oil is leaked from a ship due to human error or accident. It minimizes the damage and allows you to respond quickly. The scope and quantity of oil spills can be calculated and the direction and velocity of the current are transmitted in real time to minimize damage by sending drones to the exact spreading point in advance. It can also trap and absorb oil by dropping mini units and oil fences in contaminated areas. Oil trapped in oil fence is treated environmentally with microbial decomposer and emulsifier from the mini unit.


Hongik University

Hongik University
Sejong, South Korea

Yehyeon Kwak,
Hongik University