Development of a Snake-like Robot that Automatically Generates an Accurate Map of the Information Inside Complicated Piping – Development of the Tough Snake-like Robot for ImPACT “Tough Robotics Challenge” –

August 29(Tue), 2017

Professor Fumitoshi Matsuno of Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Professor Hiroshi Okuno of Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tetsushi Kamegawa, Lecturer of Department of Biological Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Yosuke Suzuki of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University, developed a snake-like robot (Figs. 1 and 2) for the purpose of regular and emergency inspection inside the piping of plant equipment that successfully traveled through complicated piping and accurately provided the information of the situation inside. The snake-like robot was developed in the research and development project “Development of extreme control system for cord-shaped robot and human interface in extreme environment” as a part of “Touch Robotics Challenge” (Program Manager: Professor Satoshi Tadokoro of Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University) of Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) lead by Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of Cabinet Office.

(Research and development subject supervisor: Professor Fumitoshi Matsuno).






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