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At the ‘Swavlamban’ seminar hosted by the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organisation (NIIO), Bitmapper Integration Technologies Pvt Ltd unveiled an innovative AI-based hardware and software solution – the Automated Gun Barrel Cleaning and Inspection Robot. This system represents a significant advancement in damage prognosis and health monitoring for large caliber gun barrels, rocket launchers, and torpedo tubes.
The Automated Gun Barrel Cleaning and Inspection Robot is a groundbreaking cleaning and inspection system developed entirely in India. This sophisticated robot combines a variety of sensors, deep learning algorithms, and cognitive computing to perform the critical task of cleaning and inspecting gun barrels with remarkable precision.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Modular Cleaning System: This robotic system is designed to be modular, offering superior cleaning capabilities in a fraction of the time compared to manual methods. It eliminates the need for extensive manual labor.
- Carbon Deposit and Fouling Removal: The robot efficiently removes carbon deposits, copper fouling, and post-combustion residues from gun barrels, ensuring optimal performance.
- Corrosion Protection: In addition to cleaning, the system also lubricates the barrel surface, protecting it from corrosion and extending its lifespan.
- AI-Powered Inspection: The robot employs artificial intelligence to inspect and identify uncleaned patches inside the barrel. Once identified, it automatically cleans these areas, leaving no room for oversight.
- Versatility: The system is suitable for both smooth and rifled gun barrels, making it adaptable to various artillery systems.
The Automated Gun Barrel Cleaning and Inspection Robot offers numerous utility benefits, streamlining the maintenance of artillery systems:
- Faster Cleaning: The robot completes cleaning tasks quickly, saving valuable time.
- Reduced Manpower: It requires fewer personnel for maintenance and inspection.
- Modular Design: Its modular nature allows for flexibility and scalability.
- High-Torque Motors: Equipped with high-torque motors, it can handle tough cleaning tasks effectively.
- Manual and Automatic Operation: It can operate both manually and in fully automated modes.
- Live Monitoring: Operators can monitor its progress in real-time.
- Flexibility in Power Requirements: The system can adapt to different power sources.
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