High-speed robotic waste separation

Sorting waste or recyclables is an important but unpleasant job, currently done by specialised machinery and humans for the hard bits.  What are the core challenges that could be done by “robots that see”. This is a challenging problem in perception, dynamic path planning and control.

Looking for candidates with some or all of the following experience: robot arm kinematics and dynamics, computer vision, deep learning, hands-on mechatronic design, simulation and coding.

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