HiBot rebirth, our Robot as a Service (RaaS) platform launch globallyHiBot announces investment from Innovations and Future Creation Inc. (Mirai Souzou), Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd, Takahata Precision, Tokyo Power Technology aiming at expanding the business of infrastructure maintenance at a global scale with robotics and AI.
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Float Arm is HIBot’s new snake manipulator, designed for long-reach applications in confined spaces. With HiBot’s proprietary snake-motion control, it is able to navigate in complex environments and acquire detailed data for inspection and maintenance. Float Arm is lightweight, fast and highly portable, making it an ideal tool for integration with other systems already in operation in the field, or simply as a stand-alone inspection device.
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|Possible sensors||HD camera, Thermal camera, UT probe, LIDAR|
Its unique traction concept allows it to move in complex geometries, such as consecutive bends in different directions, vertical pipes and weld beads. THESBOT-Dual can be used for visual inspection, as well as with RFT, UT probes and more.
|Tether||50m (extendable to 100m)|
HiBox - Smart MRO
Failure prediction is the key to efficiently assure the reliability of aging infrastructure and reduce downtime. HiBox seamlessly integrates HiBot’s Smart Tools in the field with autonomous navigation, data acquisition and management, real-time visualization of data, Al-based defect detection, and more. In addition, with HiBox, off-site specialists can access the inspection data remotely, and more complex and customizable machine learning algorithms can be used to identify patterns and compare data with previous inspections. This allows users to predict when certain failure modes may happen before they actually do. HiBox also keeps track of the system health, assuring that the smart tools will not fail on the site, and generates inspection reports automatically, saving weeks of work.
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HiBot was created at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004 by Prof. Shigeo Hirose, Michele Guarnieri, Paulo Debenest and other members, in order to make some of the cutting-edge technology from the academic world available to industrial applications. Over the years, we have specialized in 3D applications: Dirty, Demanding, Demeaning. We strongly believe that robots should be used as tools for humans where it’s too dangerous, or simply impossible, for people to go. The applications may range from inspection of pipes to maintenance of underground infrastructure, predictive maintenance of bridges, works in nuclear power plants, search & rescue missions and more!
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