An autonomous platform for the most different applications.
An equipment circulating with no human intervention - so, autonomous -, easy to adapt, paying attention to its surroundings, with real-time reaction to any obstacle coming over in its path and conceived to be adapted to differents applications
This elegant and robust rolling disc has a set of fixings and connections are available at the equipment top to easy instalation of a struture and other technical elements for a complete customization, an innovative solution for batteries changing and charging to allow 24h/24h availability and with a modular architecture, thought to facilitate maintenance and remote repairing, in a simple way, drastically reducing unoperational time and the need of intervention by specialized technicians.
Besides path recognition, the platform understands the involving space and identifies unpredicted obstacles, drifting away and reprocessing the path to go back to it normal path. Obstacles may be people in motion or fixed objects that come into its way.
Battery is always charged!
Since the beginning of the project, still during ideation, one issue deserving a great highlight was the contingence of allow a considerable time off because of the charging process.
Although one solution was the human action to change batteries, reducing stoping time, soon was concluded that it should be idealized a process to reinforce the concept of an autonomous platform. So, we came up with a system using two batteries, allowing the equipment to automatically change its own battery. When the battery in use is getting uncharged, the platform goes to the dock to leave this battery (that will be automatically charging) and redeem another one, properly charged.
The aim to offer an universal equipment, challenge the designers to fuse different environment: home, commerce, industry. For that reason, many aspects like elegance, sobriety and strength were bonded to create a product for any spot.
The equipment architecture is based in two levels (one for mechanical and the other for electronics and software components) in a modular integration, easy to assemble/disassemble.