Project: SorTing system for dEmolition WAste based on advanced RoboTics

Acronym STEWART (Reference Number: MNET17/ENER-1218)
Duration 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
Project Topic The aim of the project is to increase the recycle of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) materials, the performances and the added value of CDW-based products by developing an innovative technology for sorting CDW. The waste sorting system will be based on real-time classification algorithms, in order to sort different CDW materials such as: bricks, tiles, stone, plasterboard, glass, wood and plastic. The advanced sorting technologies are key technology to maximize percentage of recycled CDW from less than 50% up to 90-95% also optimizing quality of each fraction/material for high-value applications. The proposed project is based on three major innovations: 1. The sensing technology, based on 3D/RGB cameras and IR sensors; 2. The control strategy coordinating the sensing technology and programming the robot cell motion; 3. The mechatronic system, that will include advanced grasping technology. The challenging objectives set by the STEWART project will be achieved thanks to the expertise of three European SMEs: MOVI.TEC, project coordinator and system integrator, INDAGO, in charge of the control system, and Intelectro, responsible for the sensor technologies.
Call Manunet Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Technical University “Gh. Asachi” of Iasi Partner Romania
2 INDAGO INNOVA, S.L. Partner Spain
3 INTELECTRO IASI Partner Romania
4 MOVI.TEC S.r.l. Unipersonale Coordinator Italy