Robot scales and inspects highrise building structure, offering images in real time

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As the death toll of the recent tragic factory collapse in Bangladesh continues to rise, the importance of regular checks on structural stability has become more obvious than ever. However, this is a task made difficult when multi-storey buildings are involved. FTD Highrise Inspection's SAM is a robotic system that speedily and safely checks tall structures for integrity and delivers images in real time. The device is mounted on the roof of a building and – using wires – can 'crawl' up and down the side taking images automatically with its built in camera. Rather than hoisting workers at height…

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