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2023Weston Robot made a significant impact at Smart Nation 2023 Malaysia by showcasing its cutting-edge 5G robotics solutions. The event was a platform for Weston Robot to exhibit a diverse range of innovative robotic technologies designed to harness the power of 5G connectivity. These solutions included autonomous cleaning robots, security and surveillance robots, and maintenance robots, all optimized to operate seamlessly in smart environments. With real-time data exchange and low latency enabled by 5G, Weston Robot's robots demonstrated enhanced efficiency, responsiveness, and adaptability. Their participation underscored the company's commitment to advancing the integration of robotics and 5G technology for a smarter and more connected future.
Weston Robot Showed Robots at ASEAN Disaster Management WeekWeston Robot's showcased their cutting-edge disaster response robotics at the ASEAN Disaster Management Week in Singapore's Farrer Hotel from August 21 to 24, 2023. Their innovative robots, including an agile robot dog and a rugged tracked robot, demonstrated autonomous navigation and data collection in hazardous environments. Notably, Minister K. Shanmugam's visit highlighted the significance of these technologies in enhancing disaster management. Weston Robot's participation underscored the potential of robotics to revolutionize disaster response strategies, fostering collaboration and innovation among ASEAN stakeholders.
Weston Robot Gave a Robotics Lecture to Students from Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyWeston Robot hosted Material Science undergraduates from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, delving into the critical role of innovative materials in shaping robotics. The visit showcased the symbiotic relationship between materials science and robotics, highlighting advancements in materials for enhanced robot capabilities. The students engaged in discussions and practical demonstrations, gaining insights into real-world applications. Weston Robot's commitment to inspiring future innovators and fostering educational collaborations was evident throughout the insightful exchange.
Weston Robot Received MBA Students' Visit from IIMV IndiaWeston Robot engaged with over 110 MBA students from the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV), discussing their expertise in developing and deploying facility management robots. Sharing insights on real-world applications, the session explored how robotics optimizes tasks like cleaning and maintenance. The interactive event showcased Weston Robot's commitment to education, innovation, and technology's transformative potential.
Weston Robot Received Students' Visits from SeoulWe spent two fun hours introducing robots used in construction and facility management with two group of students (total 70+) from Seoul, South Korea. Many of them were very keen to become future robotics engineers...surprisingly know that they didn't worry too much about ChatGPT as the robot adoption levels in construction and FM were below 5%.
Weston Robot Exhibited at Asia Pacific Rail Show 2023 in BangkokWeston Robot demonstrated robotics solutions for train inspections with ALSTOM. ALSTOM AI-based train inspection solution named KAI has been initiated for train inspection in Singapore. ALSTOM brought this solution to the ASIA-leading rail event - Asia Pacific Rail Show 2023 in Bangkok.
SBS and ALSTOM Tried Robotics Solutions for Train InspectionsReported by CNA, The Straits Times, Mothership and Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报, Weston Robot's robotics solutions were tried by SBS and ALSTOM for the train inspections at the North East Line depot in Singapore.
Weston Robot Exhibited at Unmanned Systems Asia 2023 in SingaporeWeston Robot brought several autonomous robotics solutions for the recent Unmanned Systems Asia 2023 in Singapore. Robotics solutions have attracted many media reports and customers' interests.
NParks Introducing Weston Robot Robotic Sweeper and Mower to Minister Desmond LeeMany thanks go to National Parks Board for introducing our autonomous robotic sweeper and perimeter-wire free autonomous RTK-based mower to Minister Desmond Lee at the recent event organized by LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE). With these robots, we can greatly accelerate the pace of innovation and productivity improvements in the landscaping industry. Kudos to Rayner Khoo's team for validating the robots and making the introduction.
Weston Robot Received Students' Visits from DLUT ChinaA group of 20+ students and researchers from Dalian University of Technology visited Weston Robot as their oversea immersive trip. Weston Robot presented various robotics and exoskeleton technologies to the students and invited them for hands-on demos.
Weston Robot Participated National Robotics Program EventWeston Robot accepts the invitation from National Robotics Program for its 6-year event. Weston Robot demonstrated several robotics solutions at the event to entertain the future of robotics engineers.
MTI Deputy Secretary Jane Lim Visited Weston RobotWeston Robot had the great honor to host Jane Lim's visit. Jane is the Deputy Secretary (Trade) at Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore). Dr. Zhang shared with Jane about the company's effort to create more jobs for the local workforce in the robotics domain.
Weston Robot Received Minister Indranee Rajah's VisitIt's a great honor for Weston Robot to receive the visits from , Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development at Weston Robot's new office at Blk 55 in the launchpad in Singapore deep-tech startup zone.
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat Visited Weston Robot at ITAP 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.
MPA Deployed Robot to Protect Singapore from COVID-19While it is challenging to recruit security guards to continuously check who are not wearing masks, or who are standing too close (than 1 meters, for example) in public areas. It is also difficult to ask a cleaning staff to disinfect every corner of offices/kitchens at high frequency. However, these types of tasks fit to the domain of robotics and AI. Weston Robot developed two robots: UV-light disinfection robot and Mask&Social-Distancing checking robot to combat the challenges.
Weston Robot Awarded The Most Innovative Startup 2020Weston Robot was invited to participate in OCBC EMERGING ENTERPRISE AWARD 2020, where more than 400 Singapore-based SMEs submitted their application. After rounds of competitive internal review and on-site presentation, Weston Robot won the Best Innovation Award, and was
NUS Libraries Use Robots to Remind Student Wearing MaskHow to remind students wearing masks all the time while they are doing the final-prep for the coming semester-end exams? NUS libraries deployed Weston Robot's mask detection robot at their main library, school of medicine library, and school of business library.
Mask Detection and Social Distance Checking Robot Deployed at MCIAI technology can be used detect those who are not wearing masks, or who are standing too close with others (e.g. not following social distance measuring). Before the official deployment, we can take many pictures (with or without masking) using our cameras on the robot from different locations at Sentosa, and train the AI model to understand the difference between masking and unmasking, as well as estimating social distances.
Weston Robot Delivered Ackerman-Driven Autonomous Robot to NTUTo develop autonomous driving related algorithms with a real car is very expensive and requiring large spaces and tracks. However, Ackerman-drive robot, which mimics the behaviour of a car is superiors in many aspects. Autonomous driving research team in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, adopts the Ackerman-drive robot from Weston Robot to conduct their advanced research.
Weston Robot Delivered FDA-approved Exoskeletons to Rehabilitation Research Institute of SingaporeThe FDA-approved PHOENIX Medical Exoskeleton is the world's lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand up, walk about, and speak to peers eye-to-eye.
Weston Robot Delivered Fully Autonomous Construction Inspection Robot to NTUWeston Robot built a fully autonomous inspection robot with school of EEE at NTU, Singapore, to enable researchers to develop AI-based applications for construction inspection. The entire robot is ROS compatible with extensive interfaces for further development. With this autonomous robot, researchers from NTU can quickly leverage to test, validate, and deploy their research.
Weston Robot Launches Robots to Combat COVID-19Weston Robot (Singapore) launches mobile robots to combat COVID-19. The mobile disinfection robots enable disinfection using chemicals for open area, and UV lights for enclosed spaces (MRT and dormitory). The mobile temperature screening robots proactively search for persons with abnormal body temperature. It can also be used for mask detection and social distance measuring.
Volvo China Adopts SuitX Exoskeletons for Workers' Added SafetyVolvo's safety technology is world-famous, and SuitX, as an innovative technology company, is committed to the protection of workers be it in the industrial or medical field. This coincides with Volvo's philosophy.
Vesuvius Malaysia Adopts Exoskeletons for Loading and Packing TasksFounded in 1994, Vesuvius Malaysia is a UK-headquartered manufacturer of clay firebrick and other heat resisting clay products. With the aid of BackX, the workers now are able to carry 25kg of clay without worrying about experiencing back pain.
Weston Robot brings robots to Canadian International SchoolAs part of our social mission - serving the community, Weston Robot brings a fleet of robots to Singapore Canadian International School, as part of their STEAM education program. The students were thrived to see, touch and operate the robots.
Channel News Asia Reported Sanitizing Robot from Weston RobotThe COVID-19 outbreak has seen more facility owners using robot cleaners in shopping centres, hotels and other buildings to minimize human contact and alleviate manpower needs.
Minister Zaqy Mohamad Tried Out Safety Exoskeletons“The industry also needs to take greater responsibility in protecting our workers,” said Minister of State for Manpower and National Development Zaqy Mohamad at the Work at Height Symposium held at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East on 14 Nov 2019.
Minister Koh Poh Koon Tried Exoskeletons at ITAP 2019SINGAPORE’S approach towards Industry 4.0 is “not simply about technology”, said Senior Minister for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on 17 Oct 2019.
BBC: Exoskeletons for Improved Workers' Productivity for Manufacturing 4.0At ITAP 2019 (Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC), BBC reported how industrial exoskeletons improved worker's productivity for manufacturing 4.0.