The first developed-in-China hull cleaning robot launched in Qingdao Port

Recently, the first commercial underwater intelligent cleaning robot independently developed by China was launched in Qingdao Port.

Recently, the first commercial underwater intelligent cleaning robot independently developed by China was launched in Qingdao Port.

The robot is developed by Feimabin (Qingdao) Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., which can be used to clean the bottom of the ship after placed under the water by remote control.

The robot is invented because if a ship has been sailing in the sea for a long time, a lot of dirt will be attached to the hull of the ship, which not only affects the look of the ship, but also breeds aquatic life, for example, barnacles and sea oysters, causing the ship to slow down by 10% to 15% and consume more fuel.

The aquatic life will even corrode the coating of the hull. In the traditional way, the ship needs to dock first, and then be cleaned and maintained by manpower.

With the robot, the ship can be cleaned without docking, and guarantee 100% cleanness without any hurt to the paint, for the robot has GPS positioning system and a camera, which improves the efficiency significantly.

Zhou Xueliang, Chief Instructor of Qingdao Port Barge Company under Shandong Port Group, said that the use of underwater intelligent cleaning robots could safely and efficiently clean the sea creatures under the ship, and thus increase the speed of the ship.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/08/02/the-first-developed-in-china-hull-cleaning-robot-launched-in-qingdao-port/.

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