Advanced Pipe Inspection Robot using rotating probe and Image processing

Ryuta Oyabu, Kentarou Nishijima, Zhicheng Wang, Harutoshi Ogai, Bishakh Bhattacharya

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Abstract

Recently many drain pipes used for transportation of water and gas at the plants have become old. These pipes have many defects caused by corrosion and cracking and they cause serious accidents because of leakage, fire and blasts. Therefore, to forestall these accidents, we believe it is important to do drain pipe inspections and maintenance using drain pipe inspection robots. 'Rotating probe' and 'Image processing' are used for the method of inspecting pipe in this research. Then, the development of the Pipe Inspection Robot measures the irregularity and the form of the defect in pipe. Therefore, this robot using the rotating probe of this touch sensor is profitable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 16th'11
Pages515-518
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB '11 - Beppu, Oita
Duration: 2011 Jan 272011 Jan 29

Other

Other16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB '11
CityBeppu, Oita
Period11/1/2711/1/29

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Keywords

  • Drain pipes
  • Image processing
  • Pipe Inspection Robot
  • Rotating probe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Oyabu, R., Nishijima, K., Wang, Z., Ogai, H., & Bhattacharya, B. (2011). Advanced Pipe Inspection Robot using rotating probe and Image processing. In Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 16th'11 (pp. 515-518)