TechConnect Innovation Program

Mobile robot for inspecting, maintaining and repairing cables

Sungkyunkwan University Foundation for Collaborate Business Team, Kyunggido, Korea

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A remote-control based robot system for inspecting, maintaining and repairing cables, that is capable of stably driving regardless of shapes of cables, as well as pulling and mounting additional equipment is provided in order to construct an inspection, maintenance and repair system in a safe and reasonable manner.

Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Considering the increased demand for the inspection and maintenance on bridge cables, cranes, streetlights, and traffic lights, commercialization of the subject application will lead creation of significant profits. From this perspective, the subject technology may be a prospective business item for a civil engineering-based company or public institution.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 810

Website: ranbiz.skku.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: There was a support of the government of Republic of Korea

- Name of managing institution: Korea Expressway Corporation
- Title of project: Development of cable climbing robots for inspection of suspension bridge hangers and cable-stayed bridge cables

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners