Pipeline Robotics


Search for – Gas Utility

The Challenge – Find the leading edge robotics systems suitable for using in pipes
Aging and failing underground pipes can be very difficult to troubleshoot in a cost efficient and non-disruptive way. Using robotics systems to carry out internal inspection and repair tasks offers the possibility of an efficient solution to this problem. Our search focused on uncovering the best emerging technologies that would allow the widest range of tasks to be carried out in various pipe environments.

Solution Areas
Solutions came from start-ups, SMEs, and academics developing innovations including: robotic navigation, inspection tools, repair tools, live pipeline launch systems and condition mapping systems.