This project was being pursued on behalf of the municipality Vienna, starting in March 2003 and closing in December 2003. The background of the project is represented by the fact of continuously and fast increasing amount of electr(on)ic waste. Due to consumption-, demand-related and technical aspects, no improvement or alleviation is in sight within the near future. Facing the problem, the necessity of developing systems enabling a prolongation of useful life and an intensification of utilisation due to an enlargement of functions, becomes obvious. These requirements are being fulfilled by PSS, however the development and implementation of according systems have to be assessed as insufficient in terms of time.
Motivation and Objectives
The main objectives constituting the project can be characterised as follows:
Austrian Society for System Engineering and Automation, Institute for Handling Devices and Robotics (Vienna University of Technology).