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Schraft, R.D., Bräuning, U., Orlowski, T. and Hornemann, M.
Automated cleaning of windows on standard facades
Automation in Construction 9 (5-6) (2000) pp. 489-501
The aim of this applied research project is a cleaning robot which automatically cleans the outside of windows on a facade with vertical jambs and horizontal bars. The facade has to possess certain constructive properties. This "interface" enables the cleaning robot –– which is detachable from the building and portable –– to operate on any respectively designed facade on several buildings. A special cleaning-head keeps the water used for cleaning in a constant cycle. It is wielded through a filter and reused. The cleaning robot in operation is quicker, safer and cheaper than manual cleaning. Its use is environment-friendly and considerate with regard to resources.