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Blue Ocean Robotics in Denmark came up with a project to develop a new solution for construction industry - the wall mounting robot called WallMo. WallMo assists construction workers in mounting primarily glass walls but also gypsum walls, plasterboards and concrete elements in new office buildings.

Blue Ocean Robotics in Denmark came up with a project to develop a new solution for construction industry - the wall mounting robot called WallMo. WallMo assists construction workers in mounting primarily glass walls but also gypsum walls, plasterboards and concrete elements in new office buildings.

WallMo serves as a co-worker assistant to an operator in the indoor wall installation process. The robot handles heavy lifts and difficult transportation of the walls and thus improves working conditions of construction workers. The robot can fit in a service wagon and operates in a limited workplace.

Today glass plate stacks are delivered by crane to a needed floor. Two construction workers carry a 60-90 kg glass plate manually 10 - 50 m to the mounting place. Construction workers lift the glass panel by hand and mount it at the top by pushing the glass into a slit. Then they lift the glass with the help of a suction cup handle and push it down on the bottom slit.

With WallMo the mounting team consists of one operator and the WallMo co-robot. WallMo is prepared for transportation to the mounting site and is operated by only one worker. WallMo picks up the glass plate from the stack and transports it to the mounting site. It raises the glass plate up and installs it. The solution is maneuvered steadily and adjusted into the mounting position. The wheels operate safely in the construction site environments and do not damage the floor or door panels

The large-scale implementation of the WallMo leads to a paradigm shift in the construction industry. The co-worker robot and one construction worker in the near future will be able to do the job of two construction workers as of today with:

  1. A dedicated robot-solution developed specifically for the construction industry making it a perfect fit in price and performance and with a large scale deployment potential
  2. A smarter solution that increases productivity by 70% or more.
  3. A healthier solution as heavy loads and lifts can be carried out by a weight-compensating robot solution and not by a human worker. This reduces the physical stress and correspondingly prolongs the workers’ work life for many years. A comparison to business cases for social workers indicates a strong potential in this industry.

Blue Ocean Robotics brings WallMo to the market as a customized product for the construction industry. WallMo can carry the weight between 60-90 kg and operates the objects with dimensions of 90 x 270 cm. WallMo operates in a limited workspace (up to 1.3 meters) and can climb the stairs. The construction robot assistant is a cost-effective solution with an estimated payback time of 9-12 months.

Blue Ocean Robotics provides consultation, installation, implementation, basic training, support and repair of the WallMo robot.

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