Service Robot for Inspecting Exterior Gas Pipes of High Rise Buildings

Liu, K. P.; Luk, B. L.; Chan, Y. T.
January 2009
World Congress on Engineering 2009 (Volume 2);2009, p1550
A service robot for inspecting exterior gas pipes of high rise buildings is reported in this paper. The principle of the wall climbing capability of the robot is based on vacuum suction force generated by an ordinary vacuum cleaner motor. The robot maneuverability is facilitated by four independent driving motors and a control console. There are two operation modes namely manual and automatic operation. During the manual operation, the robot motion is control by operator with joystick. In the automatic mode, the robot path tracking is done by two ferric-type proximity sensor while gas leakage of pipe is detected by a gas sensor.


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