Demolition Robot

As construction methods grow in complexity, so does the need for more sophisticated demolition. Designer S. Dogan Sekercioglu imagines a future shift towards the use of unmanned robotics to reduce risky demolitions, especially those of nuclear plants, chemical factories, and sewers. The Cynomy demolition vehicle incorporates innovative controls and robotic arms that can be fitted with a number of tools to perform various tasks, moving humans out of harms way while providing calculated and precise maneuvers.

The design of the remote control is based on robotic arm control systems, and is operated with both hands, reflecting the operator’s arm movements to the arm movements of Cynomy. Electric motors located within each of the airless tires drive the robot. Synchronized with the electric controller, each can move in opposite directions for tight turns.

Designer: S. Dogan Sekercioglu


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  • eddd says:

    @ 1 Durfus Mcgrew.

    Finally a design that has some depth and detail, someone actually thought something through and also made some decent renderings. It is even feasible with today’s technology and doesn’t require any dilithium crystals or unobtainium. Have a look at his CV/portfolio. A lot of designers could learn a thing or two about Mr. Sekercioglu’s work.

    He makes one spelling error and suddenly he’s an idiot??? Please use some constructive criticism, His English is probably better than your Turkish. Show some respect.

  • Rob says:

    So everyone is clear, the paragraphs preceding the renderings are not necessarily written by the designer. They are the work of the post’s author (in this case, Troy Turner). No one visiting or contributing to this site is designing grammar and/or syntax, so let’s all focus on the actual design work when we’re generating critical comments.

  • Kay says:

    Really great renderings and detail. Top work.

    Only think i might remark is that remember these bits of kits exist in a fairly harsh environment, i.e. Dust, rubble, lack of maintenence and general abuse.

    One thing you might want to consider (in version 2) is having 1 arm rather than 2. You need as large hydraulic power as possible in a compact for factor(like you have done) so generally it is best to have 1 arm with stacks of it, plus its less maintance. Also, we seldom work on two operations at once.

    The other thing, is you might want to consider getting shot of those upstands at the side. They will get filled with crap in about 2 seconds. the dome shape you designed here will be great for keeping rubble off the machine. Overall though…sweeeeeeet!

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