July 28, 2011

Small Bots to Explore US Nuclear Pipelines


Because the US Government Accountability Office says that most nuclear plants may have experienced leakage from buried pipelines, MIT researchers are working on tiny spherical bots to explore and send back images. d'Arbeloff Lab team leader Harry Asada claims that the billiard ball-sized robot will have a slippery exterior so it will not get trapped or break apart during its journey.

Anirban Mazumda is working on the propulsion system that will fill with water, then spit it out to move forward. The group recently displayed its prototype at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Via ICRA 2011

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 28, 2011 11:35 AM
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