Towards the future
The recycling industry is evolving:
- Recycling of rare earth metals becomes more important since they are scarcer and more expensive to mine.
- Stricter regulations and targets on waste collection, recycling and land-filling
- More products are produced, with a higher complexity.
- Costly and scarce labor
Innovative recycling technologies are needed to implement a more sustainable and circular world. We believe that four technologies – custom robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet Of Things (IoT) – will have a big impact on the waste management business in the coming decade.
Detection and localization of EOL products using advanced computer vision. Identification and quality determination of waste streams.
Development of automatic disassembly and sorting solutions. Design of custom and flexible grippers. From mechanical and electronic design to software development, integration and implementation.
Smart data acquisition and handling for waste collection. Identification and tracking of reusable assets. Monitoring solutions to enable virtual waste management.
Flexible and fast control development using machine learning techniques. Automated decision making based on computer vision.