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Concept of low-cost, window-cleaning robot

Konzept eines kostengünstigen Fensterreinigungsroboters
 
: Schraft, R.D.; Simons, F.; Schäfer, D.; Keil, W.; Anderson, S.

Muscato, G.:
Sixth International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Their Supporting Technologies, CLAWAR 2003. Proceedings : Catania, 17 - 19 September 2003
London, UK: Professional Engineering Publishing, 2003
ISBN: 1-86058-409-8
S.785-792
International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR) <6, 2003, Catania>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Fensterreinigungsroboter; window; Cleaning Robot; Serviceroboter; Roboter

Abstract
The paper introductes a functional model of handy and low-cost robot for window cleaning. The costumer requirements for such a product have been investigated. This investigation shows that from state of the art there is no system that meets these requirements. However the principle of the sliding suction cup could be defined as the most promising system for a small and low-cost product. This principle will be introduced. On this basis research is focused on the miniaturization of the actuators and on decreasing the complexity of the entire system. The result is the concept of a window cleaning robot with an improved seal unit, a new propulsion system, a weight of less than 1 kg and a size of smaller than a DIN A5 sheet.

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