The world’s e-waste is a huge problem. But it’s also a golden opportunity!
Electronic waste continues to be a problem across the globe. People are still buying electronic devices and often end up in the landfill. To get ahead of this problem we need to identify what is going into our waste streams, be able to dissasemble the components in order to recycle to minimize our impact on the environment!
Our goal is to be an active part of the AI.Industrial.Revolution and to create the "AI.Factory for the Circular Economy" together!
The Munich Insitute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) develops robotic skills to promote intelligent machines in the circular economy. MIRMI is collaborating with partners through the EU Horizon 2020 Project ReconCycle to enable robotic self-reconfiguration in unconstrained factory environments to process electronic waste.
Create a new world-wide collaboration network
Our competition has inspired 32 leading research institutes, universities, and industrial partners to join together in a new proposal to launch a European wide network known as the “euROBIN” to enable collaboration across sites to share and compare results transparently through the web dashboard. The internet connected task board has become an enabling technology to elevate research discussions from hardware to improving algorithms to develop digital and emerging technologies to support the EU Green Deal.
This year’s challenge included a transferability task which required teams to bring their own e-waste object for their robot to autonomously disassemble and extract its batteries. The teams presented a wide range of impressive demos.Impact Round Table