AMP Robotics introduces new AI-powered system for recycling infrastructure

USA – AMP Robotics has released a complete line of artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered automation solutions for material recovery facilities (MRFs) and a stand-alone, integrated facility solution to expand recycling infrastructure.

Amp Robotics offers its Amp Cortex-C as a compact version of its AI-guided robotics system, adapting to space constraints and bringing the company’s AI expertise and robotic technology to more facility locations.

Amp’s Cortex-C features a small footprint and easy-to-install robot designed to provide MRFs and plastic reclamation facilities with a consistent sortation solution for tight locations that are tough to staff or where existing labor could be redistributed.

According to Amp, the Cortex-C uses the company’s robotic and AI technologies. The system offers the experiential learning of AI gained from a global fleet of more than 300 installations.

The firm claimed that Cortex-C is adaptable to a range of conveyor belt sizes, angles, and configurations, and can fit into more locations to increase sortation points and material recovery within facilities.

AMP technology solutions group GM Jeremy Neigher said: “The expertise we’ve built in recycling technology has enabled us to expand where and what we can sort so we can bring the benefits of AI-driven automation to more locations in more facilities.

“We’re committed to innovating so we can deliver the latest advancements in AI and automation to our customers to increase their profitability and improve their bottom line.”

Additionally, the robotics company has introduced new AI – Advanced Targeting (AT) algorithms that leverage machine learning to find the optimal grip area for each item its system identifies.

Leveraging its experience and learnings in secondary sortation to next-generation facilities, the company will design, build-out, operate, and service customers. The facilities will aim at single-stream and secondary feedstocks.

In November last year, the company opened its new 84,000ft² corporate headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.

It accommodates AMP’s manufacturing and production operations, where the company assembles and ships artificial intelligence (AI) guided robotics systems to recycling facilities worldwide.

In addition, the new headquarters houses research and development (R&D) functions, including an advanced engineering laboratory for developing, testing and refining AI-powered automation applications.

In the same month, the company also secured US$91 million in corporate equity in a Series C financing for a fleet of automated recycling robots.

AMP notes that the new capital will enhance manufacturing capacity to support a fleet of about 275 robots around the world and further its ongoing development of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled automation applications for recycling, like Amp Vortex.

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