Technical Overview


IRBin, created by Cirsys, was born as the result of searching for an interactive and customizable solution for educating and raising user awareness about the importance of recycling. IRBin is the first social and friendly robot that teaches and helps people to recycle through artificial intelligence algorithms that automatically classify waste into 3 categories: plastic bottles, glass bottles and general waste.




Type of Executor


Actors Involved

Cirsys, Private Companies, Municipalities, Legal recyclers, Users

Sustainable Development Goal(s)

9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 12 (responsible consumption and production).

Geographical Scope of Operations


Population Benefited or Target Population

IRBin is an agent of social change that mainly benefits three groups: children, youth and adults who are users and principal agents of change: IRBin interacts with them in a friendly and educational manner. It teaches them about the importance of recyclin

Year they began to use AI


IRBin, a robot that is 2 meters tall, is a trash container that interacts with users in a playful way each time they throw away trash. A series of color images indicate the type of waste material and its classification for the recycling process.

Additionally, IRBin also provides an efficient waste segregation that facilitates the first step in the recycling process. Thanks to this interaction and efficient waste segregation, it has created the habit in people to segregate residues with IRBin and therefore follow the correct recycling process.

Furthermore, IRBin can provide information in real time about the amount of trash it has accumulated and about the users who recycle with the robot, allowing companies to make the right decisions about their waste management business strategies.

To promote a recycling culture

Each year, several municipal districts declare themselves in an emergency due to the growing quantity of waste generated, which in Lima only affects more than 3 million people. In fact, of the 23,000 tons of trash generated every day only 2% is recycled since only 3% of Peruvians separate their waste every day due to a lack of awareness.

Decision Making, Image Recognition

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