Since the priority is for safety, HausBots, which is a British startup designed HB1, a climbing robot.
The tasks which involve going up high are considered dangerous, but with this climbing robot, this mission will be much easier.
The HB1 is able to climb anything, walls, pillars, and even ceilings. So people can keep their feet on the ground while the climbing robot is doing the job.
This robot can do many tasks such as building inspection, maintenance, and spray-painting walls. This will cut down the costs by more than 50 percent. Moreover, HB1 can finish tasks three times faster than humans.
How does climbing robot works?
By using two electric fans, positioned in the front and rear of the robot. These fans draw air from beneath, then expel that air out from the back of the robot, and that creates downforce.
Thanks to its four rubber-tire-clad wheels, the robot can move across any flat, curved, rough, and smooth surface. Even obstacles such as wires won’t stop it.
The car-like robot is connected to an operator on the ground via a 110V electrical tether.
A 30m is the range of HB1 from the ground. But if the tether can be supplied from the roof then the potential will be unlimited.
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The robot is designed to be equipped with different attachments, such as a brush, HD cameras, robot arm, airless spray for painting, ultrasonic probes, and concrete surveying equipment.
“It has been a pleasure to be with HausBots and help them develop their product; the concept of the robot is incredible and could save lives and reduce the number of workplace accidents,” said Dr. David Norman from the WMG SME group.
Although HB1 is already on the market doing its job from painting to cleaning graffiti off buildings, there is no information about its price.