Generally, for filling a vehicle’s tank with fuel on petrol or gas stations the drivers are supposed to perform this duty themselves. While in some countries a person may be there on the petrol station to perform this task. Just consider that its raining or hailing outside and your are amused by the warm environment inside your car. How would you feel like if you run short of fuel and you yourself are supposed to go outside for filling your tank on the gas or petrol pump?
An American Company at Sent Lui has decided to create such robots at petrol pumps that will be filling fuel in the tanks instead of drivers. The Husky Corporation in Pacific Missouri has developed robotic pumps. Testing of these pumps would start within 9 months. The chief executive of Husky Company Brad Baker had already told while talking to a local TV channel that they have already developed Drive Thru Mcdonalds, Drive Thru Banks, and Drive Thru Car Wash in which the drivers enjoy services of robots while sitting inside the car. So, why not to develop Robotic Gas Pumps now?
Action of Robotic fuel/Gas Pumps?
The robots working on gas filling stations and petrol pumps contain infrared lights and cameras that will guide them up to the door of fuel container. After that arms enabled with suction Cup will open this door. Then a nozzle will fill up the tank with an amount being specified by the driver. Once the tank is filled the nozzle will return back to the pump. According to Bard Baker he would also like to add a touch screen display in this system. So that the drivers could have the option to select any kind of petrol that they need. At the end drivers will also be able to make payments by the help of a smartphone application.
These robotic gas filling stations are being developed by the association of a Swedish Company. This technology is already in use in Holland.
Cost of Robotic Petrol Pumps:
According to a rough estimation, a single pump will cost approximately 50,000 dollars.