Development of a Maintenance Work Robot for Large Diameter Water Piping – A Vacuum-Cleaning Vehicle Robot –
Yoshinobu Ishikawa and Hidetake Shiire
Toshiba Corporation, 1, Toshiba-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183 Japan
This paper describes a field test of a maintenance robot for water pipes. The results of the test, in addition to the actual movement of the robot along the walls while maintaining sufficient suction levels, the cleaning of the pipe insides, etc., have proved that the new robot would be practical.