Lightning fast robots equipped with advanced sensor technology will soon start sorting through waste in order to recover raw materials. The potential is huge – in Danish Technological Institute (DTI)’s estimation, recoverable resources worth billions can be found by sorting through what we discard.

Robots are now able to fully automatically sort garbage, in order to ensure that all recoverable materials are indeed recovered. This applies to domestic waste that has traditionally been incinerated as well as to electronic waste where high value materials, such as gold, can be extracted.

Each year, valuable materials worth around five billion DKK are lost in the trash. By exploiting available technology, we will be able to extract a large part of those valuable materials, while protecting the environment and people who manually sort waste.

Read more: Robots with superpowers to sort waste for recycling purposes | News | State of Green

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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