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A novel wall-climbing robot has been developed and built by Birmingham-based HausBots, with the help of WMG at the University of Warwick.

The device, which is now on the market, is designed to help reduce the need for working at height, which is a common cause of workplace accidents. HausBots’ agenda is to use technology to protect and maintain the built environment.

The innovative robot can climb vertical surfaces and be used for tasks such as building and infrastructure inspection, cleaning, and maintenance.

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The robot has had extensive electro-magnetic compatibility testing to make sure its fans, which essentially attach it to the surface and prevent it from falling, are functioning correctly.

Dr David Norman, from the WMG SME group at the University of Warwick, says WMG’s facilities and expertise helped HausBots develop a market-ready product that has already executed many jobs, like painting and cleaning graffiti off the ‘spaghetti junction’ road interchange in Birmingham.

HausBots has sold its first robot to a company in Singapore and Jack Corne, CEO and co-founder, says: “We hope to continue our work with WMG at the University of Warwick to make more robots for other uses that can reduce harm to humans.”

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