Hyundai Shows EV Automatic Charging Robot

by BTM

Sun, 07 May 2023

Hyundai Shows EV Automatic Charging Robot

Hyundai Motor Group has developed an automatic charging robot (ACR) for electric vehicles (EV) which was recently highlighted through a video shared on their official Youtube channel.  

The ACR for EVs is a one-arm robot capable of plugging a cable into an EV’s charging port and removing it again once charging is complete. The new video of the real robot in action follows up on a CGI version released by the Group in July last year. 

Once a vehicle is stationary in an EV-charging bay, the ACR communicates with the vehicle to open the charging port, calculating the exact location and angle through a camera mounted inside.

The robot then picks up the charger and fastens it to the vehicle’s charging port, thus starting the charging session. Once charging is complete, the robot removes the charger, returns it to its rightful place, and closes the cover of the vehicle’s charging port.

The ACR is an example of the Group’s advanced robot technology. The Group’s Robotics Lab has considered diverse variables in developing the ACR including weather, potential obstacles and weight of the charging cable.