2022It was our great honor to receive the visit of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat yesterday. I shared with DPM about developing and deploying [affordable] deep-tech robots for road/water/table cleaning, grass cutting, tough site patrolling and inspection. We also shared with DPM about talent training such as advanced robotics developers, dedicated robotics technicians and operators.
Table Cleaning Robot Tried at Hawker CentersThe system equips with one lidar-based autonomous navigation AMR base, a 6-DOF collaborative robot arm with a customized-designed holders for two cloth, AI/vision system. The entire motion planning and computer vision runs on NVIDIA Jetson XAVIER. The robot autonomously travels to each corner of the table, detects whether there are some valuable items on the table before making the cleaning procedures.
Weston Robot Received Student Visits from University of WollongongA group of engineering undergraduates from University of Wollongong, Australia lead by Prof. Li Weihua spent 1 day with engineers from Weston Robot. Dr. Zhang Yanliang from Weston Robot shared with students about how to close the gap between the academic and industry when deploying robots to solve real-time challenges.
NEA CEO and His Leadership Team Visited Weston RobotNEA CEO Mr. Luke Goh and his leadership team from National Environmental Agency of Singapore visited Weston Robot to explore different robots used for environment protection and worker shortage mitigation in Singapore. Weston Robot's CEO Dr. Zhang Yanliang presented different robotics solutions for the environmental sector.
Weston Robot Demonstrated Robots for Environmental Sustainability at CESG 2022At the recent CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) 2022, Weston Robot demonstrated a few robots aimed for environmental sustainability, including mosquito fogging robot, outdoor disinfection robot, USV for water cleaning, paved road sweeping robot, electrical robotics mower, and robot dogs for outdoor patrolling.
Weston Robot Show Robots and Exoskeletons at BuildTech Aisa 2022At BuildTech Aisa 2022, Minister of State for National Development Kiat How Tan trying out exoskeletons which reduces fatigue and provides support during manual labor. We also demonstrated how to use robot dogs for patrolling and inspection jobs, and UGV for various construction jobs.
Electrical Robotic Mower Contributes to a More Sustainable EarthWhile Singapore Financial Minister Lawrence Wong just talked about reducing carbon emission in Singapore, talk a look at our zero-carbon emission lawn mower running at Bishan Park, which can replace hundreds of gasoline-powered mowers. To help reduce the carbon emission of many gasoline-powered mowers, electrical mower CHAFER™ from Weston Robot is powered by battery with zero carbon emission. The electric mower can climb 30° ramp, work near the road edge, and highly efficient.
Autonomous Mobile Robots for Outdoor Delivery by Singapore PolytechnicStudents and researchers from Singapore Polytechnic developed outdoor delivery robot by collaborating with Weston Robot's engineers team using RTK/GPS navigation. he AMRs are able to collect and deliver items, based on request, from one building to another. They are able to navigate around on their own, avoiding obstacles, and returning to their source if any unexpected situation arises.
Weston Robot’s Platforms Are Digital Twin ReadyWith our digital twin interfaces, now you can integrate the AGV, AMR and quadruped robot from Weston Robot into your digital twin platform for better facility management.
Weston Robot Delivered Several Robot Dogs to NTUNTU School Of Art, Design and Media, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), and School of School of Computer Science and Engineering use quadruped robot dogs for various research topics.
Weston Robot Engineered a HDB Inspection Robot for NTUA portable 3D-lidar-navigation supported mobile robot with motorized rising platform which can install 3D scanner such as Trimble X7 or Faro S150. The robot also equips with 360° cameras and edge-computation units for various building and construction inspections.
Weston Robot presented at SMEICC 2021As the world gets smarter and more innovative, the next breakthrough may just be won by the next risk-risker. But our task forces are really ready to take the challenges? Weston Robot shares the deep-tech job opportunities that many young Singaporeans can grab.
Weston Robot Shipped a Fleet of Robots to Cyber Security Research Centre @ NTU (CYSREN)With Weston Robot's ready to deployed mobile robots, researchers from Cyber Security Research Centre @ NTU can focus on their cyber security research, while spending less effort to debug robotic hardware issues, which will greatly accelerate the pace of their research and deployment.
Remote-Controlled USV for Garbage Collection at Singapore PortUnmanned Surface Vessel (USV) equipped with M1 5G perform garbage collection and water surveillance at Marina Keppel Bay (MKB) Singapore to test M1 5G coverage on the water area. A piece of good equipment that reduces water pollution (no gasoline required), remote cleaning, creating more high-tech jobs and cleaner water area for all to enjoy.
Weston Robot UGV Are 5G-Enabled with Robot Assisted Driving ToolboxKeppel Chief Executive Louis Lim and M1 Chief Executive Manjot Singh Mann and other M1 management team, viewing Weston Robot Autonomous UGV equipped with M1 5G (SA). The UGV is capable of patrolling around the Marina Keppel Bay area using 5G-enabled remote-driving.
Weston Robot Empowers NTU Autonomous ResearchA team of NTUsg roboticists took home two awards at an autonomous driving competition organized by Waymo, the autonomous-vehicle subsidiary of Google. Using algorithms they developed, the team was able to predict where a vehicle would be eight seconds in the future with high accuracy – about 30 cm away from the actual position in real-world data.
Weston Robot Invited to Share at NTU Makan Night TalksHas the pandemic greatly accelerated technological advancements such as robotics adoption? The answer is an evident yes, as we start to observe their presence significantly in the area of healthcare. Weston Robot's Chief Scientist Dr. Zhang Yanliang was invited to share his thoughts about how robots are used to combat with COVID-19 in Singapore and the globe.
Can Service Robot Achieve 99.x% Running Time?Over the past few years, I keep asking myself how we can make service robot's up time as close as to 99.x%. Otherwise, it is not practical to deploy large volume of service robots due to the overwhelming deployment and maintenance cost, and poor customer experience. I have seen so many cases where the service robot's down time is more than its up time.
Weston Robot Partners with Ouster to Promote 3D-Lidar-Based Robotics Navigation3D lidar is one of the key enabling technologies that helps robots see and understand our world. Ouster's 3D lidars have been widely adopted in autonomous driving and robotics research and deployment. Weston Robot now officially partners with Ouster to promote the lidar-based navigation for outdoor robotics applications.
Weston Robot Released Three Robot Toolboxes for Robot Vendors and IntegratorsOver the past 10 years, I am so blessed to work with great talent team both at MathWorks (USA), and at Weston Robot (Singapore). With the MathWorks engineering team, we launched Robotics System Toolbox in 2015 to help customers develop their robots. With my engineers at Weston Robot, we provide tools to help customers deploy their robots, remotely control their robots, and perform the robot maintenance. With these toolboxes, I believe the robot development, robot deployment, and after-sales robot control and maintenance will become less complicated, eventually making the robot more affordable for consumers.