Waste Management World – Opinion Blog
Next year, 2016, will be the year of robotic waste sorting. More than ever before will intelligent multitasking robotic systems enter waste-sorting facilities. By providing forward-thinking waste management companies numerous economical, social and process-related incentives, the robotic revolution is just behind the corner.
Comparable to other process industries, the robotic recycling revolution is driven most importantly by money. Or, as in this case, significant cost savings generated by process efficiency and new revenue streams from high-purity recyclables that are now more diverse, thanks to unique recognition capabilities made possible by artificial intelligence.
In short, intelligent robotic waste sorting systems are autonomous, multitasking, learning and scalable systems that can operate tirelessly 24/7.