Robocrush is a reverse vending machine that crushes cans in seconds. It facilitates on the spot waste segregation by detecting whether the item inserted is a can or not. It compresses the can size to 20% making it easier to dispose, further reducing waste logistic costs. It also has a built-in reward system connected to a mobile app that generates points for the users through QR code.


Plastic bottles, when not properly recycled pose a huge problem for our environment. Some plastic bottles end up in landfills which take centuries to break down or in the ocean which can endanger sea animals. Robo-shredder is a reverse vending machine that shreds plastic bottle in seconds, preparing it for recycling, and also gives reward points to users.

Drone-based Construction Monitoring 

By using the aerial images captured in Drones, [ilab] team can use the collected data to detect any discrepancies and deviations from construction plans and policies. This will allow project participants to address problems before and as they arise. They also serve as permanent record and as built information for conflict resolution and information retrieval for maintenance.

Moire Camera

[ilab] is developing its own Moire camera for Structural  Engineers to record fine grid patterns applied to  various structures and deformations. Deformations  of structures are measured by applying a fine grid  pattern to the surface and photographing this in  white light with a specially modified 35 mm camera.

Tele-rehabilitation Robo-arm

Robot-aided rehabilitation and tele-rehabilitation systems design with sensorless torque control helps a patient who needs to undergo arm therapy recover quickly through the aid of this haptic-based machine.

Haptive White Cane

This haptic-based walking stick is an assistive white cane to help the visually impaired to explore their environment through the sense of touch and hearing. Haptic White Cane detects environmental information (i.e.: obstacles or pits in the ground) through ultrasonic visualization and conveys it to the user by haptic and auditory feedback.

Color Identification Mobile App for Visually Impaired

The Color Identification Mobile Application for Visually Impaired or WAWTA (Thai word meaning eye expression) App was developed with an integration of haptic and auditory sensories to help blind people recognize color by just placing their mobile phone or tablet in front of the object they want to identify the color.