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Volume 153, 2018The 4th International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering (ICMME 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Robot Design and Development Technology|
|Published online||26 February 2018|
Mechatronics Design of an Autonomous Pipe-Inspection Robot
Future University in Egypt, Mechanical Eng. Department, Cairo, Egypt
2 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Cairo, Egypt
Pipelines require periodical inspection to detect corrosion, deformation and congestion with obstacles in the network. Autonomous mobile robots are good solutions for this task. Visual information from the pipe interior associated with a location stamp is needed for inspection. In this paper, the previous designs of autonomous robots are reviewed and a new robot is developed to ensure simple design and smooth motion. Images are processed online to detect irregularity in pipe and then start capturing high resolution pictures to conserve the limited memory size. The new robot moves in pipes and provides video stream of pipe interior with location stamp. The visual information can later be processed offline to extract more information of pipeline condition to make maintenance decisions.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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