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The ROAR Project is Engineered to Collect Garbage Efficiently

 - Feb 25, 2016
References: news.psu.edu & damngeeky
A project created in partnership between three universities (Chalmers University of Technology, Mälardalen University and Penn State University), the Volvo Group and waste recycling brand Renova, the ROAR Project has engineered a robot that can collect garbage.

The impressive robot of the ROAR Project -- which stands for Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling -- is designed to scan neighborhoods for garbage cans and collect accordingly.

The robot uses a drone to scan the surroundings to map a route to and from garbage cans; if unexpected obstacles are detected, the robot can either avoid or stop. The technology could make garbage collection in the future more efficient and less human-driven to help enable infrastructure to operate in a smoother manner.