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Latest waste management robot market news

Written by

Neil Martin

Neil Martin

The waste management robot market is growing.

Latest forecasts suggest that, when it comes to waste sorting robots, which is the main activity within this industry, the market will be worth US$12.26bn by 2024, which will have an increase of more than 16%.  

Robots developed for this industry are designed to replace traditional sorting methods. They operate mainly by a robot arm firstly identifying the type of waste (via machine vision and sensors), selecting it and then placing it in the required location. In general, it's reckoned that a two-armed robot can make 4,000 ‘choices’ an hour. Robots can also separate anywhere between 3000 to 6000 materials in an hour. Robots doing this type of work can achieve an accuracy of around 98%. 



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