MAB Robotics – Begin-Up Profile – Worth Drivers Robust for Tunnel Inspection Utilizing Quadrupeds

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Inspection and repair work in underground tunnels is the poster baby for work that’s “soiled, uninteresting and harmful”. It’s also time consuming and dear. MAB Robotics is assembly the problem with a compact, ruggedized, quadrupedal robotic.

By Dan Kara | October 6, 2021
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MAB Robotics – Firm Profile

Metropolis:
Poznan
State: Wielkopolska
CA

Nation:
Poland
# of Workers:
8

URL:
www.mabrobotics.pl
Based:
2019

Administration – Łukasz Antczak (CEO), Jakub Bartoszek (R&D Robotics Engineer), and Jakub Matyszczak (Mechatronics Engineer)
Funding Standing – MAB Robotics has obtained a  seed spherical of ~$250K. The corporate is looking for extra funding.

MAB’s resolution surpasses any wheeled or tracked car in dexterity, flexibility and impediment avoidance, whereas offering stability unachievable by flying robots.

MAB Robotics – Choices Profile
Major Goal Markets – 1) Building, 2) Mining, and three) Power
Know-how / Product / Service(s) – MAB Robotics is creating small, agile, teleoperated  quadrupedal robots designed to be a common sensor platform for inspection and upkeep operations in underground tunnels. Strolling will allow the robotic to traverse most obstacles (rubble, rubbish and so on.) discovered within the tunnels. Each robotic and communication modules will probably be ruggedized and designed for work in harsh environments (water and dirt proof, for instance).
Initially robots will carry cameras for visible inspection and mapping. Over time the robotic will probably be outfitted with an arm that can make upkeep work attainable, together with a 3D sensor that can allow mapping of tunnel geometry and warmth distribution patterns.
The MAB robotic will probably be operated remotely from a station situated on the entrance of the tunnel. No cables have to be tugged behind, resulting in elevated vary and agility. The station will present the operator with stay feed from robots cameras, in addition to all data wanted to carry out the inspection.
Worth Proposition – Wheeled and tracked robots using phonometry are sometimes used for the inspection of heating networks. However, wheeled and tracked robots have difficulties acting on uneven and cluttered floor of the tunnels, so trenching, website preparation and environmental remediation is required. This will increase the price of inspection substantionally.
Most of the cellular robots used for inspection make use of cables for energy and communication, and turns within the tunnel, together with particles, could make the method tough. Cabling additionally limits the inspection vary, thereby producing a excessive per-meter inspection price because of the necessity of excavations. As well as, phonometry can be utilized solely to detect present main injury and leaks, however it’s inaccurate in lots of circumstances, and doesn’t present any particulars.
MAB Robotics’ proposed inspection system will handle the challenges given above. MAB’s resolution surpasses any wheeled or tracked car when it comes to dexterity, flexibility and impediment avoidance, whereas offering stability unachievable by flying robots. MAB Robotics’ legged system can negotiate rubble and different obstacles, and may carry out inspections with out trenching, thereby lowering the preparation price and environmental affect.
Robotic inspection of heating networks is carried out with phonometry (this may solely uncover {that a} pipe is already leaking) and teleoperated wheeled platforms.
Demand Drivers – Inspection and repair work in underground tunnels is the poster baby for work that’s “soiled, uninteresting and harmful”. It’s also time consuming and dear, and subsequently a wonderful prospect for robotic automation. MAB Robotics was based to satisfy the growing demand, usually mandated by regulation, for inspection and repair work in underground programs.

MAB is targeted on making certain their providers are reasonably priced. Shoppers will solely pay for the inspection outcomes with out worrying about robotic upkeep and operation price.

MAB Robotics – Enterprise Mannequin(s) and Competitors
Enterprise Mannequin – MAB Robotics will make the most of IaaS (Inspection as a Service) and HaaS ({Hardware} as a Service) enterprise fashions to make their inspection programs out there. This can permit their clients to implement the know-how shortly, with minimal up-front prices. Moreover, their purchasers can scale the service, relying on want.
MAB is targeted on making certain their providers are reasonably priced. Shoppers will solely pay for the inspection outcomes with out worrying about robotic upkeep and operation price.
MAB Robotics’ providers technique ensures a secure supply of earnings for the corporate. All robots will probably be owned and maintained by the corporate, and operators will probably be all educated in MAB, decreasing the chance of misuse and {hardware} injury throughout work.
Companions – Not presently.
Prospects – MAB Robotics has a few years expertise designing electronics for robotics, industrial programs and embedded functions and has clients for these options. As but, the corporate doesn’t have purchasers for his or her legged inspection robots, however MAB does promote MAB robotic parts which the corporate has developed for different tasks. Our predominant merchandise are controllers for BLDC motors which offer torque, place, pace, and impedance management strategies.
Aggressive Panorama – Legged robots from ANYbotics and Boston Dynamics can be utilized for underground tunnel inspections. Drone providers firms similar to Flyability are additionally concentrating on the economic inspection market.

MAB Robotics – Latest Information

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