Development of virtual pipe simulation system for inspection robot design

Satoshi Miura*, Kazuya Kawamura, Masakatsu Fujie, Shigeki Sugano, Tomoyuki Miyashita


研究成果: Conference article査読

1 被引用数 (Scopus)


Pipe inspection robots have been developed to reduce the cost and time required for gas pipe inspection. However, these robots have been developed using a scrap and build method and are not used in practice. In this paper, we propose a method of virtual pipe inspection simulation to clarify the parameters that are important in increasing the robot's ease of use. This paper presents the results obtained by a feasibility study with regard to pipe simulation. We developed a virtual pipe by simulating eight actual turns of an external gas pipe, and a robot equipped with camera at the tip. In the experiments, three individuals working in the field of gas inspection carried out the operation. We obtained questionnaire, time, and brain activity data. The results revealed various important points that must be considered in practical simulation and robot design. In conclusion, the virtual pipe simulation can be useful in developing the design of a pipe inspection robot.

ジャーナルProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
出版ステータスPublished - 2019
イベント22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2019 - Delft, Netherlands
継続期間: 2019 8月 52019 8月 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学(その他)
  • 産業および生産工学
  • モデリングとシミュレーション


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