KRAKEN, a 17-year-old rollercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando, an amusement park in Florida, reopened in June after several months of refurbishment. That, in itself, is unusual.
Stanford is experimenting with a new space-gripping technology that might rid the planet’s orbit of the millions and millions of debris collectively known as ‘space junk’.
A team of robots scans objects on a recycling line, sorting wood from concrete at a rate of 4,000 pieces an hour. The footage is part of a promotional video for Helsinki-based firm ZenRobotics, which believes its technology can help boost recycling rates and divert valuable resources away from landfill.
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.