sTetro: A Modular Reconfigurable Staircase Cleaning Robot
Designer: Singapore University of Technology and Design (Manojkumar Devarassu, Mohan Rajesh Elara, Manivannan Kalimuthu, Shi Yuyao, Karthikeyan Elangovan, Veera Jagadheeshwar, Thein Than Tun, Ayyalusami Vengadesh, Pratap Kandasamy)
Client: National Robotics Programme Office
Project type: Product
A major shortcoming of current floor-cleaning robots is their inability to access staircases. sTetro extends cleaning efficiency by autonomously switching between floor and staircase cleaning modes, so both surfaces can be cleaned without any user intervention. Its body consists of three cuboids connected with two sliders attached to each side of the middle cuboid.