Sustainable Alternative to Building Demolitions: ERO Concrete Recycling Robot

In the quest for a more cost-effective solution for building demolition projects, Omer Haciomeroglu, a student at Sweden’s Umeå Institute of Design has came up with Ero, an innovative robot that recycles concrete while separating it from other debris immediate. Conventional machines consume great energy which will crush concrete walls into small pieces and spray quite a lot of water for preventing dust. Moreover, so as to separate the concrete, all rubble is transported to recycle stations and separated by hand.
As a substitute for this process, ERO Concrete Recycling Robot “efficiently disassembles concrete structures with none waste, dust or separation and enable reclaimed building materials to be reused for brand spanking new prefabricated concrete buildings. It does so simply by a water jet to crack the concrete surface, separate the waste and package the cleaned, dust-free material.” Omer’s project won the 2013 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) within the Student Designs category.