AMP Robotics Announces the Launch of AMP Cortex Dual-Robot System

By CIOReview | Friday, May 10, 2019

AMP Robotics has launched AMP cortex dual-robot system (DRS) for material revival in municipal solid waste (MSW), electronic waste and destruction (C&D). The existing product line of high-speed recycling robots is being expanded by AMP Cortex DRS guided by the AMP Neuron AI platform. The use of two high-performance robots that rapidly sort, pick and place materials at an unprecedented speed of 160 pieces per minute creates optimum productivity. Computer vision and machine learning are used by AMP Neuron to recognize different colors, textures, etc. to identify material characteristics. The system can be operated 24/7 with continuous high-precision sorting, preventing contaminants in substantial streams. The robot is directed to pick and place the targeted material.

Customers can benefit from advanced automation quickly as the system is modularly designed to drop into existing facilities without requiring a significant retrofit or downtime. Reports say that the design two robots open new material applications, the ability to process steep material streams of postconsumer fiber efficiently. 

The addition to this development is AMP's partnership with Ryohshin Ltd., Osaka, Japan, to develop two new robotic systems using AMP Neuron AI to recycle C&D materials for the Japanese market.

After becoming containment for the other recycled commodities, sorting fiber is a considerable challenge for recycling lines. The application of AI and robotics for the industry continues to advance as this launch has marked another key technology milestone for AMP. A large e-water recycler, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) announced plans for new installments of the AMP Cortex system in the company's facilities.