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Bandicoot – The Manhole Cleaning Robot

GenRobotics aims to eradicate the scourge of manual scavenging by changing Manholes to Roboholes, thereby enable the socio-economic transformation of one of the most marginalised sections of society. The world’s first manhole cleaning robot-Bandicoot does all the tasks that are manually done inside the manhole. The robot operations can be controlled and monitored by the control panel placed outside manhole. It pulls out the solid waste material which is the real reason of blockage, with its specially designed human comparable robotic arm and unblock the sewer line system which help liquid waste to flow through sewer line system as usual.

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