Robots Flattening the Curve

Technology , COVID-19 , Environment , Design , Science
Calgary

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Campaign Description

Viggen Robotics has three main areas of focus, robot and rover design, remote sanitization services, and third party robot design. We are currently in the early stages of introducing our Viggen Jet Wash Rover and urban space sanitization services to the Calgary business community. Our goal is to gain traction and familiarity of the services we offer, and inject capital gains back into our core business. As we begin to mass manufacture our equipment, we want to introduce Viggen Robotics services to the rest of Canada.

Our Origin Story- Viggen Robotics

When children are growing up, they are often told they can be whatever they want to be as long as they are willing to work for it. I, Ravi Mani, founded Viggen Robotics to make my dream a reality. Growing up, I, like many children, imagined our world to be teaming with robots and mechanical helpers. Armed with a bucket full of Lego, every weekend I would spend my days building one type of functioning mechanical vehicle after another. 

As the years pushed on I continued to wait for the days that we would have robotic helpers, but this was not the case for many years. Not until my years in University did small robotic vacuums for homes begin to emerge on the consumer market. Their initial high price point did not see them take off for a few more years. Now, as more household robotic manufacturers enter the market, the cost of ownership has come down drastically. 

You may be asking, "What does this have to do with Viggen Robotics"? Advancements in robotic technology and reductions in cost have allowed us to fulfill our dream of becoming a Technology company that has the means to find solutions to problems in our world. 

In 2020, the world was impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. It continues to shape the way humans around the world interact with one another on a daily basis, including how we (and our governments) think about the hygiene of our environment. I wanted to use my knowledge of automation, drone technology, and robotics to build a rover that could assist in fighting Covid-19. I looked at how the governments of other countries, like China and Italy, were fumigating large urban spaces with help from citizens in full HAZMAT suits. It got me thinking about a different solution. 

What if there was a way to reduce the exposure to front line workers while still being able to cover and sanitize large urban spaces and areas of high traffic? With this thought in mind, Viggen Robotics retooled an off the shelf drone to tackle this problem. We moved quickly to design and test parts as fast as they could be printed from our in house 3D printers. Within a few weeks our rover Viggen Jet Wash took form, and we immediately put it to work, to clean and sanitize a local park near our company office. 

While we performed our remote sanitization service, local residents approached our team with excitement and wonder about how our rover worked and what our company did. It was during these interactions and well wishes from the local residents, that I learned two things: 1.Viggen Robotics has built a rover that can help solve a real world problem, and 2. People love robots and rovers. 

Discovering these two things has given me confidence knowing that the work we do and plan to do at Viggen Robotics can help make our communities better. 

Meet the Team

Ravi Mani

Ravi Mani

Founder

Founder of Viggen Robotics, and key driver in building small robots that are aimed at cleaning up the world we live in. If I can build robots that can make the planet a better place for my son and the rest of us to live in, I will do so.
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Jun 4, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

What does "Viggen Mean"?

Viggen, is the Swedish word for thunderbolt. We believe that ideas can come to us with the speed of a thunderbolt, and have the force to change the way we do things.

What type of sanitization solutions can Viggen Jet Wash apply?

The Viggen jet Wash rover is outfitted with two onboard reservoirs, this allows our clients and partners to choose the best sanitization solution for their needs. Viggen Jet Wash can be used in many urban settings and as a result may need to handle multiple cleaning products.

Are the Viggen Robotics products made in Canada?

We work very hard to ensure that we build our rovers and robots in Canada, however there are times that we must explore other components that aren't easily sourced in Canada.

How is the Viggen Jet Wash Rover controlled?

The Viggen Jet Wash rover is controlled remotely using a multi-channel transmitter and video monitor that an operator uses to pilot the rover. The rover's onboard camera allows the operator to see where the rover is going and what obstacles are in its path.
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