Robotic waste sorting – SamurAI Machinex

>>Robotic waste sorting – SamurAI Machinex
Robotic waste sorting – SamurAI Machinex 2020-03-19T16:41:23+00:00

SamurAI – Recycling sorting robots


Robotic waste sorting - SamurAI Machinex


Machinex presents SamurAI, its self-aware sorting robot that employs superior artificial intelligence technology to identify materials for an accurate, positive product recovery or a precise quality control function. Featuring a unique 4 articulation robot, the SamurAI is a perfect solution to reduce the dependence on manual sorting within your recovery facility.

The sorting applications of SamurAI are numerous and evolve rapidly, however it is designed to positively extract recyclable commodities from a specific stream of material (ex: plastics from a reject line). As well as negatively sort a dedicated stream from all its contamination (ex: PET quality control after an optical unit).

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Benefits Vs Human Sorter
  • Reduced labor, managing costs & HR challenges
  • Up to 70 picks/minute, nearly double the average pick rate (30-40 picks/minute) of a human sorter
  • Up to 95% efficiency of targeted product recognition
  • Ongoing evolution & optimization of the AI material recognition
  • Increased sorting availability, productivity & performance

Artificial intelligence

The SamurAI is powered by an artificial intelligence which:

  • Identifies distinguishing features in the same way as the human eye

  • Recognizes material in dirty, commingled and constantly changing conditions including the introduction of new packaging & designs
  • Continually improves and learns from operating experience to assure maximum recognition efficiency
  • Generates essential data from the material stream composition & evolution perceived
  • Operates according to a pre-determined order of task hierarchy to maximize financial return
Waste sorting on a screen


An essential tool to visually present the performance of the sorting robot for analysis and detailed reports generation.


The annual subscription provides:

  • Automatic AI software updates inclusive of the latest learning done by all SamurAI™ robots working around the world
  • An assisted learning mode to teach SamurAI™ any specific products present within a material stream, but not recognized by the current AI version
  • Assurance of a maximized recognition performance over the period of the MACH Cloud subscription


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