Roary Robot: Take Out Your Trash
A drone and a little robot on four wheels are teaming up to become automated garbagemen. The ROAR Project, headed by Volvo, is studying how to automate waste management. The system it's come up with is ROARY, a little wheeled garbageman whose job it is to grab refuse bins and bring them to the garbage truck. But ROARY doesn't find the bin itself. That's up to a drone hovering just above, whose job it is to recognize not just garbage bins, but any obstacles, and relay their positions to ROARY below. Then, ROARY's own eyes finally kick in, helping guide it to the garbage bin and hoist it up, delivering it to the truck.
- Country: Sweden
- Company: Volvo, Renova