Pipe Inspection Robot
The goal of this project was to program a pipe inspection robotic system, along with an interface for the system. The core of the software had to be adaptable, being able to upgrade and build upon the features for new designs. The robot is now being used for inspection and installation tasks.
Robots are designed to remove human intervention from a labour intensive and hazardous work environment, sometimes they are also used to explore inaccessible workplaces which are generally impossible to access by humans. The inspection of pipe comes in the same category, as pipes sometimes carry toxic chemicals, fluids and most of the time have small internal diameters or bends which become inaccessible to humans. Robotics development in this area is essential for safety of the industry.