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How do they use robots in the waste industry?

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Neil Martin

Neil Martin

There is an old saying that goes like this: “...where there’s muck, there’s brass…”

Which is true, to an extent, because many companies make quite a nice earning out of muck. However, as the world begins to discover that it is producing far too much waste and things have to change, not only do we have to become more efficient at recycling our waste and start making less of it in the first place, but also companies need to become more proficient at handling it. 

Recycling is now the buzzword of our generation and even though there are quite a few other things to worry about (disease, wars, global warming, you name it), if we are not careful, we will one day literally have too much waste on the plant, with all the horrific implications that go with it. 

So, it follows that the waste industry will not only have to become innovative in its methodology, but also super efficient. And that’s where robotics and automation comes in. The use of robots will help the industry gear up for a demanding future.

Robots will therefore be used to carry out key tasks, including the collection, transport and treatment of waste. They will be used alongside humans to carry out all these tasks. 

And the robots will increasingly use artificial intelligence capabilities in order to become more intelligent at what they do.

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