Introducing Trashbot
The first ever smart trash can that uses AI to sort recyclables from landfill waste.

At CleanRobotics, We Are Working to Make Recycling Smarter

The Challenge

Recycling can be difficult. Rules differ from place to place, and regulations change, leaving the recycler—you—confused. Waste handling remains the one process that corporations cannot effectively measure. The burden of recycling is placed on individuals, reducing the effectiveness of sustainability programs and results in recoverable material going to the landfill.

Our Solution

What if there was a robot that took care of recycling for you? What if you no longer had to manually separate your waste? Trashbot™, our flagship product, intelligently separates recyclables, and monitors your waste management processes by dynamically analyzing the data about what is disposed of in your building, city, or county.

The CleanRobotics Team



Charles is an experienced social entrepreneur and has worked in the fields of human rights and environmental protection. He has 10 years of experience and thrives in mission-driven start-up environments.


VP of Engineering

Tanner brings a wealth of engineering and research experience from multiple years working for and founding advanced technology startups such as Higea Technologies and Innoven Energy.


VP of Product Commercialization

Aakash brings strong experience in Product Strategy, Product Marketing, Go-to-Market, and Growth Hacking. He has an MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from CMU.


Director of Hardware Engineering

Grant is a graduate student at CMU in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management, with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He brings technical expertise in design for manufacturing, product development, and hardware engineering.


Director of Operations

Jen is an experienced project leader in technical startup environments. She has a PhD in physics from UC Santa Cruz, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She is passionate about sustainability and promoting scientific literacy and diversity in science and tech.


Board Chair

Vaish brings 10+ years of software and product development in a variety of industries ranging from telecommunications to health care. She holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Riverside.


Technical Advisor

Koushil is the technical co-founder of the TrashBot and is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at CMU. Koushil built a bipedal robot that was featured in Discovery channel, CNN, ESPN, Fox and CBS.

We are looking to grow our team!

Check our Careers Page for current opportunities.

Latest News

Pitchwerks Podcast with CleanRobotics

19 Jan 2018

Highlights from 2017

29 Dec 2017

Team TrashBot makes it to the second round of the IBM AI XPRIZE

11 Dec 2017

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