Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) represents the fastest-growing type of waste in Europe. The increasing levels of electronic waste, inappropriate elimination, and insecure treatment pose significant risks to the environment and human health. Over the last decades, the ever-higher amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment has become a significant problem worldwide.

Collaborative robots are safe to operate without fences next to people and are more flexible than traditional robots. They can easily be reconfigured and retrained for new tasks in a production. The VALU3S project will cover this need through one of its 13 use cases, called Human-Robot Collaboration in a Disassembly Process with Workers with Disabilities. To this end, a collaborative robot will be used to interact safely and effectively with Ecointegra’s personnel with disabilities, so that not only an improvement in people’s health is achieved, but also an increase in the plant’s productivity, thus meeting the company’s objectives of doubling its production.

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