This collaborative robot uses artificial intelligence to help humans recycle more efficiently and reliably.
It’s called Max-AI by Bulk Handling Systems and it uses multi-layered neural networks and a vision system that identifies recyclables and other items. It employs deep learning technology to sort, process and recover waste, resulting in improved material recovery and operational efficiency.
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Max-AI processes video images through a detection pipeline to see and identify objects similar to the way a person does. It’s capable of learning on the job and can adapt to changes. It’s collaborative, so it can work safely alongside people and can be quickly placed in existing facilities.
The AI-powered robotic sorter is already in use in facilities in the US including in San Francisco, San Jose and York, Pennsylvania. Deploying machine vision to analyze and sort material streams is helping the cities produce even cleaner bales – and sustain their recycling program.