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EP.12 ROBOTS HAVE LEARNED TO PAINT AND CLEAN WINDOWS
Painting mobile robot, toilet cleaning robot, a machine that cleans the windows and much more...
Paint me like one of your German ceilings 👨🏼🎨
Okibo's fully autonomous robot requires minimal training or understanding of robotics or plastering/painting. With a mobile device capable of taping, plastering, and painting at the touch of a button, Okibo brings automation and efficiency to interior work. Operators simply fill in materials, ensure charged batteries, clear obstacles, and clean the airless spray machine. The robot performs drywall finish tasks autonomously and can paint entire rooms (four walls) without human intervention, programming, or job-specific data.
Amid the pandemic, the construction industry faced challenges such as labor shortages and the reluctance of workers to operate cranes at great heights. However, the creators of PaintBuddy (Okibo) believe automation will bridge the gap. It will fill labor shortages, enhance efficiency and productivity, and create more job opportunities, connecting the younger generation to the construction field.
Okibo's autonomous robotics are reshaping construction, providing increased automation, efficiency, and improved work quality. Okibo’s vision aligns with the industry's changing landscape, offering remarkable changes that redefine project execution and enhance productivity.
Better lock your toilet 🚽
Somatic, a startup focused on automation, is making waves in the field of commercial restroom cleaning. Designed to replace the "dirty" and "dull" job of restroom cleaning, Somatic's robot is likened to a "minifridge with a robot arm attached to the front." CEO Michael Levy, inspired by his experience working at his grandfather's restaurant, recognized the potential for robotics in this space.
One of the advantages of cleaning commercial restrooms is their static nature, allowing the robot to learn the space once. Using a VR simulation, the team remotely trains the robot to spray and wipe chemicals, vacuum, and blow-dry. The robot relies on various sensors, including LiDAR, for navigation.
After completing a restroom cleaning, the robot autonomously recharges and refills chemicals as needed. It can operate for up to eight hours a day and is even capable of opening doors and using elevators for efficient movement within buildings.
Airports, casinos, office spaces, and other locations with large commercial restrooms are prime targets for Somatic's cleaning robot. The robot is available for lease at approximately $1,000 per month following a trial phase.
Literally, data from the sky ☁️
The innovative framework developed by DataFromSky has the ability to transform any camera into an intelligent sensor, unlocking a wealth of valuable information through its advanced analytics capabilities. This powerful technology enables the extraction of unique data points such as single trajectory analysis, object classification, speed detection, stationary duration, and distance between objects.
By leveraging this framework, real-time traffic understanding becomes a reality, paving the way for dynamic applications like adaptive control of traffic lights and comprehensive traffic surveys. The system's ability to analyze traffic in milliseconds allows for the detection of dangerous situations, optimization of traffic flow, and identification of driving violations, thereby enhancing overall safety on the roads.
The advantages extend beyond traffic management alone. This framework can also be deployed to monitor parking spaces in open areas, providing accurate information on the number of available and occupied slots using just a single camera. Additionally, it has the capability to count the number of pedestrians passing by a store, aiding in footfall analysis and enabling businesses to optimize their operations based on customer flow.
Robots are cleaning the windows 🧽
Skyline Robotics, the developers of OZMO, the world's first high-rise window-cleaning robot, recently announced the receipt of their first patent for their innovative robotic window-cleaning system.
At the heart of Skyline's success is its flagship robot, OZMO, which seamlessly integrates artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, advanced robotics, and sensors. This combination addresses critical industry challenges such as labor shortages and worker safety.
With this robot, window washing can be accomplished up to three times faster than humans, while eliminating risks to workers. Importantly, OZMO is designed to work alongside human window washers, enhancing their capabilities rather than replacing them. This synergy between humans and robots results in a smarter, faster, safer, and more cost-effective solution for window cleaning.
Skyline Robotics continues to lead the way in revolutionizing the window-cleaning industry, bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology and human expertise.
Robotics Application Of The Week
Robotic Sanding & Polishing 🔍
Robotic sanding is revolutionizing finishing techniques in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and woodworking. This automated process offers numerous advantages, including improved efficiency, consistent quality, cost savings, and enhanced safety. Let's explore the key benefits of robotic sanding and its impact on various industries.
Advantages of Robotic Sanding:
Enhanced Efficiency: Robotic sanding accelerates the finishing process, increasing production rates and reducing cycle times. Robots can work continuously without fatigue, allowing for uninterrupted operation.
Consistent Quality: Robots ensure uniform results by following programmed paths, and maintaining a constant pressure, speed, and sanding pattern. This eliminates human errors and variations in the technique, resulting in smoother finishes and reduced rework.
Cost Efficiency: While the initial investment is significant, robotic sanding provides long-term cost savings. It reduces labor costs, minimizes rework and rejection rates, and optimizes material usage, enhancing overall cost efficiency.
Safety and Ergonomics: Robotic sanding eliminates the need for manual operators to perform repetitive and physically demanding tasks, reducing the risk of injuries and exposure to harmful substances. This improves workplace safety and allows human workers to focus on higher-skilled jobs.
Robotic sanding offers significant advantages in terms of efficiency, quality, cost savings, and safety. It has transformed the finishing process across various industries, enabling faster production, consistent results, and improved overall productivity.