ROCSYS develops a soft robot arm and computer vision technology that makes it possible to charge an electric vehicle fully automatically. Because people aren’t involved anymore, plugging in and out of the plug can be done faster and safer. For example, the technology makes it possible to safely use high voltages when automatically charging professional vehicles.
This is of course pleasant for drivers of electric cars, but also for operators of fast-charging stations and owners of professional vehicle fleets such as trucks, buses and industrial vehicles: their assets can be used to the maximum.
With this technology, the RoboValley based company makes significant improvements to the charging infrastructure of electric cars. This gives the energy transition a major boost, and it paves the way for future developments, such as autonomous driving and parking.
ROCSYS technology gives the energy transition a major boost, and paves the way for future developments, such as autonomous driving and parking
Patented soft robotics and computer vision technology
The automatic loading solution that ROCSYS develops is unique and distinctive due to its use of soft robotics and computer vision technology. Computer vision technology leads the plug to the socket of the electric vehicle. The system then scans the vehicle by using soft robotics. The plug is then plugged in definitively.
The system can also absorb shocks, such as when entering or exiting a car. In addition, the system also sees and ‘feels’ when a person holds his or her hand against the plug. The soft robot arm will stop the movement and not, like standard robot arms, just continue the movement. This system is therefore completely safe for users.
Experienced team of serial entrepreneurs
ROCSYS was founded by experienced and highly complementary entrepreneurs Crijn Bouman (co-founder of the Delft company in fast charging stations Epyon), Joost van der Weijde (PhD candidate soft robotics and co-founder SpringScan) and Kanter van Deurzen (co-founder of the RoboValley based computer vision technology company Fizyr). The team therefore has a strong technological base and a very broad network in the industry.
The next step is now being taken to test and optimise the automatic loading technology a the lifelike environment
Optimising automatic loading technology
The technology has been proven in a controlled lab environment in RoboValley. With the funding of UNIIQ, the next step is now being taken to test and optimise the automatic loading technology in the lifelike environment of the Green Village field lab.