“Give the robots a sense of touch.”

RoCycle

#Robots

Fri, Apr 12th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

engadget brings to attention the RoCycle, a garbage sorting robot capable of recognising items by touch.

Its researchers have developed a recycling robot, RoCycle, that uses sensors in its hand to determine the nature of an item and sort it accordingly. 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, since the sensors are conductive.

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