I am an avid browser when it comes to online news channels, and after visiting BBC's Click, I found out that they created a robot that is able to recycle for us, eliminating to some extent the need for human intervention when it comes to rubbish.
Yes! In fact, this robot is actually clever enough to distinguish key differences between every day pieces of rubbish, discerning items such as wood, metal, plastic as well as other things allowing it to recognise a whole variety of different materials.
This robot also apparently has the ability to learn and pick up on mistakes. For example, items such as wood which have metal objects in it such as nails and door hinges can be processed once it has learnt and knows what to look for.
Needless to say I doubt the people who work with recycling won't be too pleased by being replaced by a robot, but it does seem that that is the growing trend.
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