Ireland’s University of Limerick Confirm Centre and recycling and waste industry software provider AMCS are working together on a project to drive improvements in the quality of recyclable materials.
The collaboration will focus on the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, camera and computer vision to fully automate processes to detect contamination of collected recyclable material.
This technology aims to understand contamination at the point of collection.
A two-year investment has been made in the project and will involve a team of PhD researchers and academics from Confirm working with AMCS counterparts.
AMCS Group chief executive and co-founder Jimmy Martin said: “We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Confirm, a local, world class, research centre.
“This application of cutting-edge technologies has the potential to automate at scale the identification and management of collection exceptions.
“Innovation is at the centre of everything we do and we believe that this collaboration can deliver significant value for our customers in the areas of improving resource management, sustainability as well as margin protection. This project is a core part of our Smart City strategy where we are focussed on delivering future proof solutions for tomorrow’s connected waste infrastructure.”