Named PictoBot, the robot itself is an autonomous system which can paint large wall sections without significant human input.
Developed for industrial applications, the robot uses a spray nozzle to quickly apply paint to building interiors.
Using its robotic technology, time savings of up to 25% can be achieved over a team of two human painters.
Such time savings are derived from the fact that PictoBot, making use of its extendable and retractable spray nozzle arm, can reach high walls and ceilings without the use of a scissor lift.
In total, PictoBot can reach surfaces has high as 10m above the ground – common features of many industrial buildings.
Pictobot has also been created in another version for indoor spray painting applications, targeted for commercial and residential spaces as high as 3m.
Length: 1.5 m
Width: 0.82 m
Height: 2.0 m
Weight: 400 kg including batteries
Intuitive user interface with configurable painting parameters and output data
Runtime: 4 hours of non-stop operation once fully charged
Paints from the floor (0 m) up to 3 m in height
Can store up to 40 liters of paint
Able to paint even during the night (without light)
Can achieve a desired consistent thickness throughout the painting process
Higher spray transfer efficiency compared to manual spraying
Q. How much faster does the PictoBot paint as compared to using manpower?
A. By using the PictoBot, we are able to paint 4 times faster than the normal brushing or rolling painting methods.
Q. What risks can be reduced by using the PictoBot?
A. With PictoBot, only one operator is required to operate this robot, which would reduce and greatly minimize human exposure to paint material and its vapor.
Q. How does the PictoBot carry out the painting process?
A. The PictoBot uses a quantitative painting process model with in-situ scanning using optical camera, creating a 3D modelling of the surrounding environment to plan the painting process.