The Robocharger advantage
Robocharger is a robotic arm charger onboard-fitted or kit-fitted on the roof of an electric (hybrid) car.
It can be extended automatically to self-engage with an overhead charging port, and automatically disengage & re-stowed once charging has been completed.
The flexibility of the robotic arm is a distinct advantage in the ability to charge cars parked in different positions.
Unlike other charging systems designed to charge specific car, or a limited type of cars, due to physical limitations, Robocharger onboard robotic arm gives the car universal coupling ability with any stationary overhead EVSE port, anywhere on the go.
Robocharger is a patented technology invented by Lawrence Sim, Founder of Bluemass Robotics Inc., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Private Garage or Public Parking
Electric car owners need simply to drive up to their home garage, or to a public charging kiosk to have their cars recharged automatically, without a need to lift a finger. The on-board robotic arm will engage with the EVSE station, and disengage automatically when the charge is completed.
Charging without wires.
Instead of being “spoon-fed” like conventional electric cars, intelligent SCC cars can “self-feed” itself on the street-side. The robotic arm can extend itself to connect up with the charging port mounted on the lamppost.
In contrast to the old combustion engine cars having to visit designated gas stations to refuel, SCC cars can recharge itself anywhere along the street, with streetlamp posts adapted with charging capability.
Potentially every streetlamp post can be a charging station where electricity is already available. This also greatly diffuses the “range anxiety” in electric car motoring.
Periscope Zoom Camera feature
Around the tip of the robotic arm is fitted with a zoom video camera, connected to the onboard screen display. This “cool” feature of the product enables motorists to: -
- Provide an aerial view of the road ahead with the extended overhead robotic arm, for example being stuck in a long traffic jam not knowing the cause of the blockage ahead. With the aerial view, the motorist can make alternative route decisions.
- View blind spots blocked by turning cars in the opposite direction, when making a turn at a junction. The aerial view is another safety input for the motorist making a decision to turn with unseen on-coming cars in the opposite direction.
- Zoom in a view from a distance.
- Capture still or video recordings.