Development of Unmanned Cleaning Robot for Floating Photovoltaic Panels

수상 태양광 발전시설 무인청소 로봇 개발

  • Park, Seongsu (School of Mechatronics Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education) ;
  • Yi, Seunglyeol (School of Mechatronics Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education) ;
  • Lee, Hyungyu (Robotics Program, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Lee, Sang Soon (School of Mechatronics Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education)
  • 박성수 (한국기술교육대학교 메카트로닉스공학부) ;
  • 이승렬 (한국기술교육대학교 메카트로닉스공학부) ;
  • 이현규 (한국과학기술원 로봇공학학제) ;
  • 이상순 (한국기술교육대학교 메카트로닉스공학부)
  • Received : 2020.09.23
  • Accepted : 2020.09.23
  • Published : 2020.09.30


This paper describes the results of a study on the unmanned cleaning robot that performs the cleaning of the floating photovoltaic panels. The robot uses two SSC (Sliding Suction Cup) adsorptive devices to move up and down the slope. First, the forces generated when the robot moves up the slope are mechanically analyzed. The robot was designed and manufactured to operate stably by using the presented results. Next, the robot motion was tested on the inclined panel. It has been proven that robots are well designed and built to clean sloped panels.


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