Scientists developing robots to clean train carriages

Robots that can clean train carriages and drones that can inspect railway bridge arches are being developed by scientists in two new research projects. The Heriot-Watt University researchers are working on robotised mobile inspection platforms that can operate in hard-to-reach areas such as between and under the seats of a train carriage. The robot platforms will detect…

Stocktaking from the air – how Skoda is using Robodrones in its Czech factory

Stocktaking from the air – ŠKODA AUTO tests autonomous drone in logistics from ŠKODA VIMEO PRO on Vimeo. ŠKODA is currently testing advanced drone technology that can identify and count empty containers outside the factory from the air. The car manufacturer has collaborated with Czech specialists Robodrone to implement the first testing phase. The drone is equipped with LIDAR (light detection and ranging)…