Autonomous Wall climbing and Painting Device

Broad domain – Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science

Focused domain – Automation, Sensors, Actuators

The present invention discloses an autonomous wall climbing the machine to be used for painting purpose. The control of the machine is dual in the sense that it can be controlled either manually with the PLC control unit available on the ground or machine itself can take self-control of its movement also as it is fully autonomous. Sensors are integrated with the machine which not only avoids an obstacle on the wall such as a window, glass sheet, pipes, hollow space etc. but also calculates the information about the specific area to be painted. The counter embedded with the suction cup counts the number of times the suction cup is used for generating the negative pressure which gives an indication about suction cup replacement before it malfunctions. For the protection of the machine from being fallen from the tall building during its operation, an air bag control unit in conjugation with an acceleration sensor is also embedded with the machine. So, the invention is light weight, cost effective and highly efficient.

No. of intern positions available in the project – 3

Principal Investigator:

Dr K.R.Ramkumar

Funding- Internal        Project Start Date - 01/11/2017