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Skywalker / Skyscraper cleaning system

Skywalker
Skywalker

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Skyscrapers are hard to maintain. Cleaning skyscrapers is not only dangerous, but also costly. Skywalker is an automatic building cleaning robotic system for skyscrapers. It is a safe and cost effective solution to this issue. The unit is hung by cable and controlled by a built-in navigation mechanism. It can maneuver any complex surface with flexible legs, suction mount and counter air-jet stream for balance. Skywalker cleans with high-pressure water, a steam jet as well as with rotating brushes. Electricity, water and non toxic cleaning detergent is supplied through tubes. A video unit can be installed onto body cover to display visual information. It works around the building all year long, and it is also fun to watch how it works.

Client / Manufacturer

Samsung Art & Design Institute

Samsung Art & Design Institute
Seoul, South Korea

Design

PDI Lab

PDI Lab
Seoul, South Korea

Prof. Rich Park, Rich Park Jr.