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Artificial Intelligence for Picking Up Recycling Bins: A Practical Application

  • Maria Luisa Pérez-Delgado
  • Juan C. Matos-Franco
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 55)

Abstract

In this paper we address the problem of waste recycling in the province of Zamora. The recycling process requires the collection of the waste in an efficient way. This leads to the mathematical problem of vehicle routing, or some particular case of it, to define the optimal paths to collect the waste. This paper presents the application of artificial ants to plan the path to empty the recycling bins of a town called Toro, in the province of Zamora.

Keywords

Recycling Mixed Rural Postman Problem Artificial Ants 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Luisa Pérez-Delgado
    • 1
  • Juan C. Matos-Franco
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de Salamanca, Escuela Politécnica Superior de ZamoraZamoraSpain

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