Now we have Bandicoots to Clean Maholes.
- Sajan Kumar, Sanitation Worker, Punjab
BANDICOOT ROBOT 2.0
The Bandicoot is a robotic machine that is engineered for cleaning any type of sewer manholes. The robot consists of two major units, a stand unit and a robotic drone unit. The drone unit which will dive into the manholes for the cleaning operations or unblocking operations. The diving depth of the robotic drone is customizable according to the maximum depth needed of our clients. Add-on feature Nano coating in addition to the powder coating surface treatment process enables the robot to perform its operation in any hazardous or corrosive sewerage environments effectively for a longer period.
The bandicoot has the flexibility to perform more efficient cleaning than humans in terms of time and efficiency of manhole cleaning. The drone unit is equipped with an extendable robotic arm with four degrees of freedom to perform grabbing, shoveling and unblocking actions inside the manholes. To gain stability while performing these actions the robotic drones are designed with 4 expandable legs, with the help of an integrated waste-collecting bucket system the collected waste can lift out from the manhole. The operator can control the drone unit by monitoring through a high definition display which will get input from IP68 waterproof cameras mounted on the drone unit. The stand unit also has a second display on the user interface area for various other interactions such as checking the quantity of poisonous gas inside the manhole and training assistance for better user experience and easy rehabilitation of sanitation workers.
The sensor-based feedback system incorporated in the robot will allow the user to know the position of the robotic drone unit inside the manhole, thus the user can do a surgical cleaning process with high efficiency. The bandicoots come with automatic mode also by taking initial boundary conditions of manholes.
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