BRASS CLEANER | Robots are cleaning up the garbage at a Detroit trash dump site, removing the debris that could contaminate nearby homes.
The machines work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
They use the same cleaning fluid that is used to scrub the floor of an office or a home.
The robots are designed to keep up with the demand for scrap metal and other recyclables.
Detroit’s trash problem has been chronicled by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Associated Press in a series of articles, most recently this month.
Robotics are helping the city clean up garbage in DetroitThe robots have been used at a trash depot at Detroit’s Westfield Airport.
The machines take in the debris and mix it with water, then move it to a dumpster.
The Detroit News reported that they use about half of what the city has, and that there are a lot more jobs that require a similar type of cleaning.
The robots are expected to be operational by the end of the year.
The News reports that the robots can be used at the Detroit Airport and in other places.
More to come.