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Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have been getting a lot of attention. AI sensors combined with robotic arms were introduced to material recovery facilities (MRFs) around 2016/2017. Ever since then, a few hundred of these units have been installed in North American MRFs, many with mixed success on the extraction front. For some people, robotics and AI are synonymous. However, robotics is not AI, and AI is not robotics.
This article originally appeared in the October 2023 issue of Recycling Today