20 Apr '11, 3pm

Trash-Sorting Robot Could Reduce Waste Going to Landfill by 50%

ZenRobotics' new bot is smaller and seems like something that could more easily integrate into existing waste management facilities. The firm's robot can currently identify metals, concrete, wood and certain types of plastics. Anything it can't identify is carted off as trash -- or potentially it could be sorted by a second line of human co-workers that can make up for any mistakes the robot makes. Because construction waste is sometimes hazardous depending on what materials are used, the robot could not only cut down on the amount of work required for properly sorting trash from once-again-raw materials, but also help boost the health and safety of workers who may be helping with just such sorting.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/trash-sorting-rob...

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