Video | Robot decorator makes its debut

Construction tech start-up Okibo has demonstrated what it claims is the world’s first autonomous plastering and painting robot.

The robot is designed to autonomously traverse the potentially rough terrain of a typical construction site with “high precision, while maintaining human and equipment safety”.

Using 3D scanning, the robot maps its environment without any prior information, enabling progress monitoring, BIM comparison and “reliable understanding” of the plastering requirements. 

Okibo notes that the robot is equipped with a suite of sensors and AI algorithms, and thus requires minimal human intervention. No manual programming is required.

The industrial robotic arm, which has floor to ceiling reach, can either plaster or paint “in a fraction of the time spent with conventional methods”.

It is battery powered, stands 195cm tall, and is designed for interior finishing.

Okibo is based in Israel.

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  1. Robots should only be used in situation where work is difficult or dangerous, not denying people work

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