Mantis: A Modular Window Facade Cleaning Robot
Designer: Singapore University of Technology and Design (Mohan Rajesh Elara, Manuel Vega Heredia, Ayyalusami Vengadesh, Ghanta Sri Harsha, Tan Yeh Wen, Siti Aisyah Binte Jailani, and Leong Tze Lyn Clarissa)
Client: National Robotics Programme Office
Project type: Product
One major limitation in the recent trend to use commercial robotic systems for cleaning glass window facades is the robots’ inability to move from one window panel to another. Mantis is a new class of facade-cleaning robots that are not only capable of autonomously navigating flat vertical facades, but are also able to move over obstacles and kerbs.