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Sky Cleaner 3: a real pneumatic climbing robot for glass-wall cleaning

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5 Author(s)
Houxiang Zhang ; Dept. of Inf., Hamburg Univ., Germany ; Jianwei Zhang ; Guanghua Zong ; Wei Wang
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There are large numbers of high-rise buildings with glass curtain walls that require constant cleaning and is carried out using permanent gondola systems. This is a laborious and dangerous work in midair. Due to a lack of uniform building structure, wall cleaning and maintenance of high-rise buildings is becoming one of the most appropriate fields for robotization. The development of walking and climbing offers a novel alternative solution to glass-wall cleaning. Application of a type of cleaning robotic system can free workers from this hazardous work and realize an automatic cleaning of high-rise buildings, thereby improving the technological level and productivity of the service industry.

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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 1 )