Autonomous Charging Robot for Drivers Unveiled

NaaS designed the robot to offer drivers smart charging and payment services

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 31, 2023

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NaaS Technology has launched its first autonomous charging robot, designed to automatically dock and charge electric cars, and free drivers up to complete other tasks.

Features include active vehicle locating, smart charging, and automatic payment settlement to “meet the rising demand for mobile charging of electric vehicles.”

The company said the rising popularity of autonomous vehicles has created a new smart charging market, with accompanying charging robots “becoming indispensable infrastructure.” 

“During an automatic charging session, robots with mechanical arms will automatically dock with the ports of EVs and complete the charging and settlement processes in one go,” the company said in a statement. 

These robotic assistants use deep learning, 5G, vehicle-to-everything and simultaneous localization and mapping technologies to perform these charging and payment tasks, as well as self-parking and automatic docking capabilities. 

“In the future, self-driving vehicles will realize autonomous recharging through the technical empowerment of data interconnectivity between vehicle and robot, as well as the automatic operation of the mechanical arm,” NaaS said. 

NaaS' charging robot was independently developed by the company's Automatic Energy Replenishment Solution team, with members that include former Bosch and BMW employees. 

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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