Interecycling is part of the consortium of the European project HR-Recycler, started in December 2018.
This project will target the development of a ‘hybrid human-robot recycling plant for electrical and electronic equipment’ operating in an indoor environment.
The fundamental aim of the system (and its great innovation potential) will be to replace multiple currently manual, expensive, hazardous and time-consuming tasks of WEEE materials pre-processing with correspondingly automatic robotic-based procedures (categorization of electric/electronic devices, disassembling them, sorting of device components). More specifically, the overall goal of HR-Recycler is to create a hybrid collaboration environment, where humans and robots will harmoniously share and undertake at the same time different processing and manipulation tasks, targeting the industrial application case of WEEE recycling.
DURATION: 42 months (December 2018 – May 2022)
PARTNERS: 13 partners from 7 countries (Greece, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium)
FUNDING: HR-Recycler receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)