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Coming Soon: Crawler

Updated: Aug 18, 2021

Rosotics is advancing a natural evolution of metal additive manufacturing.


PHOENIX, AZ, USA - DECEMBER 5, 2020 - Rosotics, Inc. (www.rosotics.com), a Phoenix-based industrial robotics corporation, announces today the completion of 'Crawler', our initial prototype testbed for next-generation bionic manufacturing technologies. Crawler was developed as a first, ground-based iteration of our platform, designed to conduct the directed energy deposition metal additive manufacturing process from a completely autonomous, untethered mobile platform. In addition, it was desired of the platform to further provide localized shielding, in order to combat oxidation and remove the need for an enclosed gas chamber to print within. Crawler provided optimistic results, and allowed our team to greenlight the move to airborne platform development, effectively proving the concept of our vision was achievable. Crawler, to our collective knowledge, is the only mobile directed energy deposition printer in the world, weighing only 93 lbs, able to print in aluminum, and built using under $10,000 of capital.


Artificial intelligence and computer vision play a significant role in Crawler's architecture, in order to achieve complete autonomy readily expandable to operate in a swarm capacity to print large metal structures. Crawler is void of any sort of user interface. It operates largely under its own cognition in order to accomplish tasks that would normally be exceedingly dangerous for a human.


Many separate technical struggles had to be solved in order to reach Crawler, not only in terms of precision sufficient for the directed energy deposition process, but also in terms of power storage and delivery, locomotion, and weight management. Crawler addressed each of these issues to produce results comparable to none.


We will perform a formal reveal of our Crawler prototype in the following months.


For more information on Rosotics, please visit www.rosotics.com.


About Rosotics, Inc.

Rosotics produces hyper-efficient metal additive manufacturing solutions that solve tougher problems in industrial engineering. A pioneer of swarm robotics, we enable today’s manufacturers to additively manufacture structures that are normally difficult or impossible to print.


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