The 'Trashbot' is a Robotic Machine That Sorts and Disposes of Trash

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 9, 2016
References: cleanrobotics & techcrunch
'Trashbot' is a robotic device that can sort through your garbage and dispose of non-recyclables. As the issue of waste-disposable becomes increasingly problematic across the world, this device provide a high-tech solution for making sure more materials are recycled.

The garbage-sorting robot was created by Vanish Krishnamurthy and CMU professor Koushil Sreenath. The Trashbot consists of a series of ramps that work to separate metals from non-recyclables. When garbage is fed into the machine, the device uses touch sensitive plates to ensure that the correct materials end up in the proper receptacle.

The device is largely intended to remove the confusion that many people have when it comes to which materials are recyclable. With the machine doing the sorting for the consumer, the issue of human error is completely eliminated.