Robot cleans at great heights
The Dutch magazine Quest reported about the development of the KITE building cleaning system in their special NWO-edition. Quest is an award-winning monthly popular science magazine published in Diemen, Netherlands.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research supports a strong system of sciences in the Netherlands by encouraging quality and innovation in science.
Quest sends the magazine all Quest subscribers; NWO sends it to all Hypothese subscribers.
The magazine page can be seen here.
Finalist at the Accenture Innovation Awards
KITE Robotics was finalist at the Innovation Awards organized by Accenture. This year was the 10th edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards: an annual innovation programme for the most innovative Dutch products, services and concepts.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
Window cleaning robot nominated for best Tech idea!
KIJK Magazine has nominated the KITE Robotics window cleaning robot for the KIJK Tech Idea 2016 Award. KIJK is the Dutch magazine reporting cutting edge technology and science.
We received a new contract!
A new long-term contract has been set up with the University of Twente to periodically wash one of their buildings: the Spiegel. The first cleaning took place recently. We thank the University of Twente and cleaning company Asito for the excellent cooperation.
11 October 2016
“Robots cleaning windows where humans dare not reach”
StartupDelta did an interview with KITE Robotics about the problems of window cleaning and the solution that our robot provides. They made it into an article, which you can find on their site!
6 January 2016
KITE Robotics at the NRC Live media event about robotization
An NRC Live media event about robotization took place at November 12th, regarding its impact on the economy, society and labor market. Leading professionals spoke about the effects of robotization, smart computers and artificial intelligence. Among these were MIT professor Andrew McAfee and Minister Asscher of Social Affairs. Stefan Spanjer of KITE Robotics also did a speech at this event!
27 November 2015
“Window cleaning robot cleans entire façade”
Cobouw did an interview on the KITE Robot on account of its first cleaning on the Spiegel. They made an article about it which you can find on their site. (Dutch)
Update November 16th:
More Dutch media articles about KITE Robotics have been released since the successful public test on November 10th!
29 October 2015
KITE Robotics launches the first autonomous window cleaning robot
On Thursday the 22nd of October KITE Robotics succesfully tested their robot on UT-building the Spiegel! You can find the press release here. The University of Twente was very pleased and reported on the test:
“It’s show time. UT spin-off KITE Robotics is ready for the very first public demonstration of its robotic cleaner. And to prove it, the KITE Robot will clean the ‘Spiegel’, a building at the entrance to the UT campus with a structure almost entirely of glass. The developers claim that the robot is five times faster and much more economical than a manual window cleaner. It also cleans frames, and the soap-free water means no more ugly smears on the glass.”
Hart van Nederland also did a report on the TV channel SBS6. Click the link to see the KITE Robot in action!
The first public test will begin on November 10 at 4 PM on the Spiegel, a building of the University of Twente. You are welcome to see the KITE Robot in person! Until then we can show you a few photos on our Facebook page.
23 October 2015
KITE Robotics has moved to the Gallery!
After several years we can not beat around the bush any longer; we have grown too large for our current accommodation in the Horst building. That is why we have been planning for some time to move to the Gallery. This will give us more room to work in, while still being close to all the knowledge and expertise the Kennispark in Enschede has to offer. And now it is finally done! After a lot of effort, we are ready to begin work from our new location. We hope the future will be as bright as the start of this company has been. We thank all our employees, friends and partners who have made this possible!
26 August 2015