Our Autonomous Table Cleaning Robot made her first show at Singapore Marsiling Mall Hawker Center. The table cleaning robot developed by Weston Robot is a perfect example of empowering our aging society with [affordable] advanced robotics and AI technology. The system equips with one lidar-based autonomous navigation AMR base, a 6-DOF collaborative robot arm with a customized end-effector holding two cloths, 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 mopping procedures. The robot arm cleans the table using two cloths (mimicking human actions). The project is supported by Singapore National Environmental Agency (NEA).
Video: Weston Robot Developed Table Cleaning Robot for Hawker Centers
NEA CEO Luke Goh and his leadership team visited the site, and commented on the robots. There would be several improvements to be made for the table mopping robots, such as adding advanced AI capabilities to detect whether there are leftover items on the table; increasing the running speed of the robot as well as re-designing the dirty cloth changing procedures. With 5G available at the hawker center in future, we might also teleoperated robot to perform some other ad-hoc jobs.
Picture: NEA CEO Luke Goh and His Leadership Team Commented on the Table Cleaning Robot
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