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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 58
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and B. Kumar
Paper XI.1

Robots for Pipe Inspection and Repair

K. Schilling and H. Roth

Steinbeis Transferzentrum ARS, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Weingarten, Germany

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K. Schilling, H. Roth, "Robots for Pipe Inspection and Repair", in B.H.V. Topping, B. Kumar, (Editors), "Computer Techniques for Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 275-278, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.58.11.1
Inspection and repair of sewerage system with small pipe diameters raises challenging requirements for robotics equipment. This paper addresses the system design, navigation and telediagnosis techniques for a repair robot. A critical task is to navigate the robot to the leakage area and to monitor the repair process. For telediagnosis purposes, these sensor data are to be further processed and transmitted to a remote service centre. The related sensor system and sensor data processing methods are described in more detail.

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