Development of in-pipe robot with extension hose and balloons

Koki Nomura, Mamoru Sato, Hiromi Takeuchi, Konno Minoru, Toriumi Ryoichi, Hiroyuki Ishii, Atsuo Takanishi

研究成果: Conference contribution

8 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

In recent years, the importance of inspection technologies for old gas pipes has been advocated. In this study, we developed a robot that moves in gas pipes and acquires pictures of interior of pipes in order to easily identify problems, such as cracks in the walls or water leakages. The robot consists of two balloons and an extension hose, which can be extended or shrunk by means of changing the internal pressure. This mechanism allows the robot to move like an inchworm in gas pipes. The robot also has an active-bending module, driven by air pressure that allows it to pass curved pipe sections. Therefore, the robot can move horizontally and vertically in pipes having an inner diameter of both 28 mm and 53 mm.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ1481-1486
ページ数6
ISBN(電子版)9781509067572
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 8月 23
イベント14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 - Takamatsu, Japan
継続期間: 2017 8月 62017 8月 9

出版物シリーズ

名前2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
国/地域Japan
CityTakamatsu
Period17/8/617/8/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御と最適化
  • 器械工学
  • 人工知能
  • 産業および生産工学
  • 機械工学

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