‘Spiderman’ Robot Window Washers Coming to Hong Kong High-Rises

Verobotics’ AI-powered robots are equipped with brushes for cleaning and sensors for inspections and maintenance

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

June 28, 2023

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Verizon team with its robot at the Hong Kong Science Fair
Verizon team with its robot at the Hong Kong Science FairVerobotics

Israeli start-up Verobotics has been selected to provide its pipeline of autonomous, wall-scaling robots to clean the exteriors of Hong Kong skyscrapers, in a new deal.

“Our AI-powered robots designed for exterior wall cleaning, inspection, and maintenance are ready to rise to the challenge posed by Hong Kong's unique high-rise buildings,” the company said in a LinkedIn post.

Under the deal,  Hong Kong-based robotics company Robocore will act as the official local distributor of Verobotics’ technology. The robots are anticipated to be rolled out later this year.

Verobotics’ “Spider-Man” robots weigh just 20 pounds and use suction cups to walk across the exterior of a building. They are equipped with brushes to clean the building as they move, as well as an array of sensors for inspection and predictive maintenance purposes.

“Our robots are up to four times faster than humans, can work for entire days without interruptions and can easily be deployed as frequently as needed,” the company said on its website. “They're equipped with onboard cameras that both scan the surface, detect window frames to crawl over and ensure that not a spot is missed”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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