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Reconfiguration of System for Waste Collection with Robotics Methodologies

  • Alberto Rovetta
Conference paper

Abstract

The collection of waste can be improved by adopting new methods of monitoring and new strategies for economic and efficient service. Over the past 200 years there have been no particular developments. Today you can reconfigure the systems for collecting, with the methods of robotic autonomous systems. It uses sensors to monitor the containers. Wireless communications and Internet are adopted to control the collection process. Statistical evaluations are performed to optimize the costs. Green waste Project strongly has reconfigured the process of waste collecting, with technical advantages and economic improvements.

Keywords

Reconfigurable waste collection Management of the waste collection system 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The work was developed within Cleanwings Project, funded by the Ministries of Environment of Italy and China, European—Chinese Project WASTENERGY, European Project Burba (on development).

The author thanks Eng. A. Giusti, F. Vicentini, I. Zangrandi, A. Caravati, D. Ninfa, G. Rama, M. Marino and Dr S. Suevo, A. Desantis for collaboration in projects.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio di Robotica ARIAL, Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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