Give Daisy an iPhone and she rips it in a few minutes and reduces it to a bunch of bits faster than you can say, "Hey, Siri, what the hell is she doing with my phone?" No, Dasiy is not some psychopathic, Apple-hating lunatic. It is actually a robot designed by Apple to help the company achieve its recycling goals.
Apple introduced Daisy just before Earth Day on Sunday, a global event that takes place annually to highlight environmentalism. The remarkable machine is an enhanced version of Liam, a robot introduced two years ago by the technology company to accomplish the same task.
Daisy is part of Apple's drive to create a healthier planet through innovation, helping it manufacture its products from recycled or renewable materials only.
Smartphones contain many valuable materials – gold, including copper, platinum, lithium, aluminum and steel, which can be recycled and used to make new electronic devices. Since Daisy can handle nine different versions of the iPhone, it can disassemble up to 200 handsets per hour and remove and sort the materials without damaging them.
Daisy starts scanning the cellphone to work out the brand and model so that it knows the exact amount, as well as layout, of the components inside. With a range of attachments and suction cups, the highly sophisticated robot dissects the phone with great precision and separates the various parts and metals, most of which can be reused.
To incentivize customers to recycle their old phones, the company promises to donate to the nonprofit Conservation International by April 30 for every iPhone that is distributed in Apple stores and via apple.com through the Apple GiveBack program , Eligible devices will receive a credit balance that you can use to purchase in-store or an Apple Store Gift Card for future use.
"At Apple, we're constantly working on smart solutions to tackle climate change and conserve the planet's precious resources," says Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environmental, policy and social initiatives, said in a press release green efforts of the company. "In recognition of Earth Day, we're making it as easy as possible for our customers to recycle equipment and do something good for the planet with the help of Apple GiveBack, and we're happy to introduce Daisy to the world because it represents what's possible. when innovation and environmental protection meet. "
Plunk Daisy in an Apple Store so we can all watch her fantastic skills and we bet many more people would show up with her aging iPhone. Maybe Apple could use the robot as a trick to get more people upgraded!