TWO intelligent robots that can greatly reduce the burden on sanitation workers were put into use at the Changlingcun underground waste transfer station in Luohu District on Monday, Shenzhen Economic Daily reported yesterday.
A conventional sanitation truck can carry about 10 660-liter garbage bins, each of which weighs about 300 kilograms when full. The traditional method is for sanitation workers to unload the bins from the truck, clean and then re-load the bins manually.
When the sanitation truck stops at the designated position and the tail board of the truck is lowered, the robot will automatically approach the truck, unload the full garbage bin from the vehicle, and automatically calculate a transfer route to the upender in the waste transfer station.
In the process of moving the bin, the robot will collect the weight information, and the upender will turn automatically after receiving the bin. Afterwards, the robot will automatically take back the garbage bin and take it to the cleaning area, where it will be loaded after being cleaned by sanitation workers.
“The intelligent sanitation robot can conduct big data analysis and provide more data support and more reasonable planning for the operation and management of the garbage station,” said Wang Xiaobin, R&D director of the robot’s developer Sagacity Environment.