ZRR for Municipal Waste
It is consortia of 5 international partners belonging to 4 different countries with a total budget of 1.9 million euros and a length of 2 years. In addition to the improvement in the automatization of the Municipal waste management using ZRR2 robots, the project will deploy a pilot in the current existing waste treatment plant of Ecopark4, located at the Hostalets de Pierola, that belongs to Barcelonas´ metropolitan area.
Key aspects of the project are:
– Apply artificial intelligence based robot sorting systems to optimize and automate waste management.
-Improvement of the intelligence of the robots through specific training for MSW processing. Until now the applications of ZRR2 were only used for commercial construction and demolition waste streams.
-Increase automatic recognition capabilities in order to allow selection and classification of 13 different types of MSW.
-Allow the use of this system in municipal waste treatment plants operation conditions. In order to do so:
-Increase the robots working speed from 0.5m/s to 0.8m/s.
-Increase their discrimination capabilities from singular layer to multiple layer.
-Allow to minimize the existent distance between waste objects keeping the same discrimination capabilities.