Apple's robot can pull apart 1.2 million iPhones a year, or 200 per hour.
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Daisy is many things. It's a 33-foot-long robot that pulls apart
with its five arms. It was created by
. It's a cacophony of servos, pressurized screw punches and other moving parts. It may also hold a key to electronic recycling's future.
"This is about the big hairy goal of making all our products from recycled materials," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, in an interview. "It's going to take a while, but it'll also take tons of innovation."
Watch this: Apple wants to share its Daisy robot tech for recycling iPhones
While at the lab, we got to watch Daisy in action. Here's what we saw:
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