Medigus invests in wireless vehicle charging robot company

0
169

Charging Robotics, Medigus’ wholly owned subsidiary (Nasdaq:MDGS) develops a robotic platform for charging vehicles in a wireless and automatic manner.

 

At the heart of the technology is a wireless power transfer module that uses resonance coils to transfer energy wirelessly from the robot to the vehicle. The robotic platform is small enough to fit under the vehicle, it automatically positions itself for maximum efficiency charging and returns to its docking station at the end of the charging operation.

In July 2021, Charging Robotics has concluded a proof of concept, successfully demonstrating the capabilities of its electric vehicle wireless charging robot

Charging Robotics mission is to overcome one of today’s biggest challenges in wireless charging of electric vehicles-seamless, highly efficient battery charging for both manned and unmanned vehicles

The robotic platform carries an energy transmitting coil, batteries and supporting electronics. The second component of the system is an EV simulating unit, which houses the target batteries to be charged, an energy receiving coil and the supporting electronics. The robot navigates from its home position along a predefined route to the starting position, which is a point close to the optimal charging position. Charging occurs at the maximum rate when both coils are perfectly aligned. Following arrival to the starting position, the alignment process begins. As the energy was transmitted from the Robot transmitting coil to the receiving coil, the robot was ordered to move in small increments in order to optimize the charging rate.

The whole process demonstrated a charging efficiency of 93% at a power of 1kW and was capable of reaching the starting position as well as completing the alignment process. At no time did any part of the system come in physical contact with the other. Coils were positioned about 5 cm apart, and the robot ensured good alignment between them.

Following the successful POC, Charging Robotics plans to move forward with a commercial pilot project and to enhance

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here