Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology in Malaysia have taken home the silver medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo.
Shown here are two of the inventors, Professor Nazim Mir-Nasiri and Associate Professor Manas Kumar Haldar. Dr Chai Almon Wei-Yen and teaching assistant Hudyjaya Siswojo also worked on this project for over a year.
Measuring only 37cm x 18cm, the Window Climbing and Cleaning Robot, or WCCR in short, is a portable miniature robot that is capable of climbing windows with the aid of eight suction-cups on its body from which it attaches itself on windowpanes.
As it moves up and down in a zigzag fashion, sponges on the back and front of the robot clean the windowpanes.
The aid of an on-board electronics circuit gives it automated movement.
See our previous post about Winboni, a window washing robot from Michigan State University.
Photo from Swinburne University press release.