Researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find even tiny leaks in pipes with pinpoint precision, no matter what the pipes are made of.
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Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix

27.06.2018 tribonet 224 Views

Robot can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside to find leaks long before they become catastrophic. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems […]

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Robot Spelunkers Goes for a Dip

12.02.2018 tribonet 147 Views

From L-R: guide Keeton Kroon; Andy Klesh of JPL; and John Leichty of JPL. Klesh and Leichty ventured out to Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier to test robotic mapping technology in underwater tunnel systems called moulins. Credits: […]

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The ‘Origami Robot’ that can be ingested

19.10.2017 tribonet 3,788 Views

Ever swallowed a button-battery? And wondered how to get it out? Have no fear, the origami robot is here! That’s right, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a pill-sized origami robot, which will […]

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Origami-inspired Robot for Space Exploration

25.08.2017 tribonet 118 Views

The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight […]