To clean the dirt in the main sewer without using people, the Municipal Corporation will use two robots namely Bandicoot Robots costing Rs 8 Lakh. These robots are part of the Rajasthan Urban Basic Development Project and were inaugurated by the Governor of Assam, Gulab Chand Kataria, on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at the municipal premises.
Gulab Chand Kataria wasn't happy that our city is ranked 206th in cleanliness. He told the Municipal Commissioner, Ram Prakash, to either bring back garbage bins or clean the streets 2 to 3 times a day to keep them tidy.
Bandicoot, the innovative robot designed to tackle the dirty job of cleaning manholes. Developed by Genrobotics, a startup from Kerala, India, Bandicoot features a drone unit with spider-like legs that can securely grip the sides of a manhole. This nifty robot can efficiently pull out waste, eliminating the need for humans to enter hazardous and potentially toxic manholes.
The Bandicoot robot mimics human capabilities, equipped with robotic legs, arms, a night vision infrared camera, and a gas sensor. These robots are designed to extract non-biodegradable waste, including hard rocks, sludge, silk and other non-biodegradable materials, from sewer main holes. With the ability to reach depths of up to 8 meters, they utilize a 12-liter capacity bucket, capable of handling waste with a weight of up to 125 kilograms.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar