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CleanRobotics’ TrashBot Uses AI to Separate Recyclables from Waste

TrashBot uses a camera to detect when waste is entering the holding bay and an AI system to recognize the material and determine which type of material the waste is made of.

CleanRobotics’ TrashBot is an innovative robot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to sort recyclables from waste. TrashBot uses a camera to detect when waste is entering the holding bay and an AI system to recognize the material and determine which type of material the waste is made of. From there, it intelligently separates recycles and monitors waste management processes by analyzing the data about what is disposed of.

The product is currently in a prototype phase, but the company hopes to launch full-scale production models soon.

Interesting Engineering has more information:

Researchers are currently developing a robot that separates and recycles all your garbage for you. The TrashBot is an innovative robot that will help resolve one of humanity’s greatest problems: Utter laziness.

Recycling is incredibly easy. At the least, it requires walking up to a recycling receptacle and throwing away some trash. The most demanding task about recycling is checking the number on the bottom of a plastic object to see if it is rated as recyclable. The task is remarkably simple, yet humans are failing to do it all around the world.

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