Delft-based ROCSYS is developing a ‘soft’ robotic arm and computer vision technology to enable the fully automated charging of electric vehicles. The functionality of this technology was proven in a controlled lab environment at Field Lab Robovalley.
As the autonomous charging operation does not require human input, plugging and unplugging will become faster and safer; for instance, high voltages can be used safely during the automated charging of commercial vehicles. For example, applying ROCSYS’ technology to the currently available 350kW chargers allows an electric vehicle to be automatically charged in under 15 minutes. Combined with ROCSYS’ remote services, support, and API integration, operators can achieve unprecedented functionality, performance and ROI with their charging infrastructure and electric vehicle assets, while simultaneously getting prepared for the era of self-parking and self-driving.
With its smart solutions, EV infrastructure operators can realize unprecedented functionality and increase their asset utilization. This allows fleet operators to run business-critical operations with EVs and additionally prepare for the self-parking and self-driving era. ROCSYS’ solutions are based on proprietary patented soft-robotics technologies, complemented with a suite of remote management and support tools, and an API integration platform, enabling a complete solution to serve growing industry needs.