Pipeline systems deteriorate progressively over time through various means. Pipeline inspection robot are designed to remove the human factor from labour intensive or dangerous work environments and also to act in inaccessible environment. However, if you take a look at the prices of those robots you will find that they are way too expensive.
This project aims to create another kind of pipeline inspection robot. Because we think that It is beneficial to have a robot with an adaptable structure to the pipe diameter, and cheaper at the same time.
Our challenge is to make this robot adaptable to diameters varying from 260mm to 390mm based on two sliding mechanisms.
Bruface MechatronicsProject VUB/ULB/ERASMUS