Prevent explosions

Waste maintenance workers regularly get injured when they transfer waste to the shredder. Use AI to spot gas cylinders before they end in the garbage.

Sometimes gas bottles are found in big heaps of trash, which can often lead to dangerous explosions. In the past, these explosions have taken lives and more commonly caused severe injuries.

By using a custom trained algorithm combined with cameras on the line, these items are automatically detected before they reach the shredder. In that way, we can prevent accidents by removing the spotted gas bottles before they are processed.

Overall this is a relatively simple computer vision task and just one example based on ‘object detection’ that can make quite a difference in safety in the workplace.