Organization
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Robotics and Mechatronics
Exhibition stand

Hall 2, stand C59

Areas

municipal infrastructure monitoring and inspection, industrial pipelines

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Authors
Contact
tburatow@agh.edu.pl

Pipeline inspection is a very important branch of maintenance of industrial facilities. Thousands of kilometers of pipes transport different types of liquids, such as water, sewage, oil and others. Due to restricted access to pipe segments that require inspection, mobile robots are often used for that task. A tracked mobile inspection robot with active pipe adaptation system uses a CCTV camera to work as a versatile video inspection solution. The technologically advanced construction of the robot provides motion capabilities in pipes with circular cross-section and diameters exceeding ø210 mm, rectangular cross-section ducts and vertical pipe segments with diameter ranging from ø230 to ø270mm. The adaptation of the motion unit to the work environment was achieved by application of an innovative system of track drive positioning that uses six independently driven servomechanisms.