If you've ever painted a room, you know it's hard enough to get every nook and cranny and Tim Allen helps you if you have hardwood or carpet. Tarpaulin costs more than painting. Now, thanks to MIST, your robot can handle all the work, typing paint like a Jackson Pollock robot.
The robot uses mapping technology and a kind of elevator-like neck to spray the walls. The team, which comes from the University of Waterloo, has completed its prototype and is called Maverick. The team has experience working with several big names including Apple and Facebook. It includes Shubham Aggarwal, Utkarsh Saini, Baraa Hamodi, Hammad Mirza and Dhruv Sharma.
That's just the beginning for Maverick. The team plans to add other features that make it easier to use.
"In fact, we plan to mount a camera behind the sprayer so that it can follow the sprayer up and down, and therefore use the image processing to make the decision to activate We have already implemented this logic in a software and even have a paint quality detection algorithm.That being said, we have not yet mounted the camera as we can see in this video " said the team.
As you can see below, the project involves a platform, an arm and a spraying system. The robot maps the room and then rolls, hitting stains that are supposed to be painted and avoiding stains that are not. Obviously, you are going to want to stick a few places, but for the most part, Maverick will blow up your walls with a few coats of paint in the time it would take you to go to the paint store.
I contacted the team to have more information about their project, but by then, I'm enjoying their fun video below. For my part, I welcome our suzerains robotic spray.