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JRM Vol.15 No.2 pp. 238-243
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2003.p0238
(2003)

Paper:

Development of a Wall Moving In-Pipe Robot

Shingo Kobayashi and Kan Taguchi

The University of Electro-Communications Chofugaoka Chofu,Tokyo, Japan

Received:
December 5, 2002
Accepted:
January 30, 2003
Published:
April 20, 2003
Keywords:
vehicle in pipeline, pendulums with magnets
Abstract

We propose a wheeled in-pipe robot using pendulums with magnets for visual inspection. The robot runs in-100 [mm] diameter pipelines including elbows and T -joints. We describe a prototype robot that has successfully run through level pipelines, perpendicular pipelines, and elbows, and has turned to each directions in T -joints, even through avoiding small plugs.

Cite this article as:
Shingo Kobayashi and Kan Taguchi, “Development of a Wall Moving In-Pipe Robot,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.15, No.2, pp. 238-243, 2003.
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