Grabby MIT robot sorts recycling by squeezing it

CNET | 4/10/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Sorting recycling can be a hellish task. Humans stand around a conveyor belt, grabbing plastic, paper and metal and putting it in its proper place. It's dirty, hard and potentially dangerous. Sounds like a perfect job for a robot.

MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is developing RoCycle, a robot that can sort recyclables using sensors in its soft teflon "hand." The below video shows the robot in action as it grasps boxes, cans and cups.

Bot - Object - Size - Stiffness - Tactile

The bot handles an object and squishes it to determine its size and stiffness. Embedded tactile sensors help RoCycle determine what material it's dealing with. The robo-arm part of the system then pops the can, paper cup or other item into...
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