Precise bottle recognition
One of Jimmy's main assets is the ability to identify the exact kind of bottle fed to it. Since the quality of the clean flakes (and their value) is determined by their purity (color & plastic kind), Jimmy also recognizes if the bottle has a label, a cap and even a PP ring around its neck. Jimmy also figures the bottle's brand and size in order to continuously update its inventory status & weight. This visual intelligent ability is accomplished by a combination of two efficient lightweight algorithms developed in Precycle. The first one is a Deep Learning Growing Model with continuous training features and the second algorithm is a robust detailed computer vision program with comprehensive and precise interpretation capabilities.
Flake Purifying Unit
A profitable circular economy is accomplished when Jimmys generate income to its owner/users. To ensure maximum profit, Jimmys are designed to produce "food grade" flakes. To attain this goal we are developing the "Flake Purifying Unit": A miniature, six stages washing device.
The unit, which is fed by two closed liquid loops (water & detergent) acts to decontaminate the flakes and removes all adhesives. The clean flakes are then dried before being stored in designated buckets.
Jimmy competitive cost
The cost of a Jimmy is key to the success of Precycle's Bottle Recycling Network. Our goal is to build a Jimmy which is still profitable even if emptied once every 3 months. Our team of top professional mechanical engineers have previous experience in developing highly accurate medical robotic spines. Using this knowledge in-conjunction with our background of building mass production products, we will set the cost of a Jimmy at $2,000, making its 5 years lease price at around ~$40 per month.