Robots are going to do many things for us in the future, including helping with recycling. AMP Robotics has come up with an AI guided dual-robot system for the recycling industry that increases productivity. The AMP Cortex can pick & place 160 pieces per minute. It uses machine vision and learning to recognize different colors, textures, shapes, and sizes. As the company explains:
AMP Neuron uses computer vision and machine learning to recognize different colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and patterns to identify material characteristics. Then, it directs the robots to pick and place the targeted material. The system can operate 24/7 with continuous high-precision sorting, preventing contaminants in material streams, and increasing the overall quality and purity of commodities to be reclaimed. The system is modularly designed to drop into existing facilities without requiring a major retrofit or downtime, enabling customers to quickly benefit from advanced automation.