Discover more projects across a range of sectors and discipline — from AI to cleantech to social innovation.
This project works to classify contaminants found in residential curb-side recycling. This is done automatically using computer vision techniques. As recycling is tipped into the recycling truck, cameras take pictures of the recycling and computer vision software works to identify contaminants found in the load. With municipalities equipped with this fine-grained data, they will have the ability to produce targeted education campaigns to improve the recycling process and reduce contamination found in recycling. Image data collected from household recycling will be stored securely and images are not captured with the household’s address or any personally identifiable information connected with the image.
Raymond Knorr;Noah Rowbotham
Prairie Robotics Inc.
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
University of Regina
Find the perfect opportunity to put your academic skills and knowledge into practice!Find Projects
The strong support from governments across Canada, international partners, universities, colleges, companies, and community organizations has enabled Mitacs to focus on the core idea that talent and partnerships power innovation — and innovation creates a better future.