Pipe inspection robot using a wireless communication system

Dongmei Wu*, Harutoshi Ogai, Yichun Yeh, Katsumi Hirai, Takahiko Abe, Gunkichi Sato

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Pipe lines of any material need to be inspected after a certain number of years. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a flexible pipe inspection robot using a wireless communication system. In this research, a wireless communication system is tested, and it is verified that the system can transmit image information steadily at a high speed. On the basis of this wireless communication system, a new pipe inspection robot for drain pipes is developed. With this new system, the movement of the robot can be controlled, defects or other problems inside a pipe can be inspected, and an image of the inside of the pipe can also be transmitted in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 1


  • Image information
  • Pipe inspection robot
  • Real time
  • Wireless communication system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Artificial Intelligence


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