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