Development of a Wall Moving In-Pipe Robot
Shingo Kobayashi and Kan Taguchi
The University of Electro-Communications Chofugaoka Chofu,Tokyo, Japan
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.
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