SAM, Canada's Window Inspector
There seems to be a lot of highrise building in Toronto of late and sometimes panes of glass come loose and crash into the street. The Sobotka family devised a robot to handle inspections and go where only humans can tread for now, thus saving time and expense. SAM is a prototype at this point but can take photos on a motorized platform via an SLR camera. Control is with a WiFi connection and an iPad. Let's hope that their $200,000 seed money pays off and Canada recognizes SAM's value. If not, perhaps they can teach him to repair the glass.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 17, 2012 11:23 AM