June 28, 2022
OAKVILLE, Ontario - Hilti Group, a global leader of tools, technology, software, and services to the commercial construction industry, has released new features to the Hilti Jaibot, a semi-autonomous, mobile-drilling robot. The Jaibot now has the capability to drill on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls. The robot also has a range of new features to improve operator safety, ease-of-use, and accuracy.
Autonomous drilling on corrugated metal deck ceilings and concrete walls
In support of complex ceiling types, the Jaibot can now identify and map installed profiles of corrugated sheet metal deck structures, align with the digital plans, and automatically adapt planned drill holes to pre-defined installation zones. To avoid obstacles such as existing installations or structural elements, Jaibot detects these objects and can adjust its working area and arm movements accordingly. In addition, it can drill and mark holes in vertical concrete walls at heights between 0.9 and 4.8 meters. As in the past, the Jaibot executes drilling tasks automatically while the intuitive user interface enables the operator to ensure optimal placement and control.
“It is already very exciting to have Jaibot do the hard work on concrete ceilings while being extremely precise and efficient,“ says Louis-Rene Lafond, Senior Digital Construction Consultant for Hilti. “Still, these new improvements solidify our robotic solutions leadership and help us develop a whole new market. Metal deck ceiling and wall drilling are a part of our everyday job sites, and these applications need to be addressed; luckily, thanks to the Jaibot research and development team at Hilti, we already are!”