We all know that it's important to recycle, but that's sometimes easier said than done. Luckily, Clarke the robot is here to help. Admit it -- you're not entirely sure how to recycle. With so many different materials in play, how are you supposed to know what needs to be thrown into a landfill and what can be reused? Humans might not be the best at the Three R's (reduce, reuse, and recycle, of course), but another "R" is here to save us -- a robot, affectionately named Clarke.
Apple's got a new robot. You can't buy this'bot, though -- it's only for Apple's use. The robot, named Daisy, takes apart old iPhones so that the valuable materials in the devices, like gold, can be extracted. It's an improved version of "Liam," the recycling robot that Apple revealed in 2016 to take apart iPhone 6 phones. Daisy can disassemble 200 iPhones an hour, Apple said in a press release on Thursday extolling the virtues of its latest droid.
Recycling iPhones is a messy business. The handsets are notoriously difficult to take apart, which means recycling them for parts can easily turn into a time-consuming headache. But Apple thinks its new robot can help. Today the company introduced "Daisy," its new iPhone-recycling robot, which the company says can tear apart unwanted iPhones much more efficiently than a human. The massive robot, which Apple says can tear apart iPhones at a rate of 200 per hour, is able to separate the various internal components of an iPhone and sort them into easy-to-access piles.