MIT robot sorts recycling by touch

MIT robot sorts recycling by touch

MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is developing RoCycle, a robot that can sort recyclables using sensors in its soft teflon ’hand’. A strain sensor gauges an object’s size, while two pressure sensors determine how squishy that object may be, whether it’s easily-crushed paper or more rigid plastic. It can even detect the presence of metal.

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M.Twain
M.Twain 9 months

Another example of machines performing a job better and cheaper than humans.

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