SAM's rooftop-mounted rigging system
SAM ascends a building
SAM is a robot that climbs along the side of highrise buildings, inspecting them for structural damage
SAM's tablet-style control unit
SAM inspecting a building, and one of his inspection photos
If you were responsible for the upkeep of a 20-story-tall building, you wouldn’t just stand on the ground and look up at it to see if it needed any structural repairs. Instead you’d hire a building inspection service, which would lower inspectors down the side of the building on a swing stage or bosun chair, like window cleaners use. The folks at FTD Highrise Inspection, however, are now using something that they claim is a superior alternative – a highrise-inspecting robot they created, called SAM.
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