The ROAR project (Robot based Autonomous Refuse handling), is a system in it’s prototype phase where an autonomous robot works with a drone to pick up trash from the locations and collect it within the garbage truck.
The project which is funded by the Volvo group is being invented by more than 30 students from different universities. This robot can replace the cleaning / garbage men totally, once the project is fully functional. The project was announced by the Volvo group in September.
The robot is equipped with sensors and camera on top of the truck which navigates it and keeps it away from the obstacles. The process is being tested and it also has an inbuilt emergency break to avoid collision with any object or suppose a child is running. The robot will automatically stop in such a situation. It can also change it’s way if the sensor detects any obstacle on the way.
Watch here how the project works: