The next time you smile as you grab your favorite drink, the vending machine might just respond in kind – especially if you recycle the package after. Using cutting-edge facial recognition technologies and a voice interactive system, the VenCycling machine makes purchasing and recycling a variety of Coca-Cola beverages more efficient and intelligent. Sporting emotive AI LEDs and two “eyes” – one that dispenses beverages and another that collects used packaging – the machine offers a smart incentive for consumers to recycle. In exchange for returning used cans or plastic bottles into the machine, consumers receive credits, primarily via mobile devices, for beverages or products made from recycled plastics.
SOURCE: Coca Cola