Robotic microscope about six times faster than a human

The robotic microscope system takes several hundred photographs across an entire air filter sample in under a minute with images uploaded to cloud software and analysed for signs of asbestos.

“For labs there are significant benefits, as Marvin eliminates the manual processing of dangerous minerals and screens air samples for asbestos fibres in a fraction of the time it takes humans,” Mr Gruber said.

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Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.