Development of a pipe inspection robot

Chao Pei Lu*, Han Pang Huang, Jiu Lou Yan, Teng-Hu Cheng

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Abstract

A new pipe inspection robot with GUI control panel, called NTU-Navigator, is developed in this paper. The NTU-Navigator is light-weight, modular, easy to manipulate and easy to repair. The robot can be easily controlled by using the GUI on PC. The modular design concept is also used in designing this robot. It can be divided into four modules and each module has its independent control circuit. The steering method of the robot inside the U-shapes pipe is developed on the basis of fuzzy set theory. Different parameters are used as the input variables and the steering angle is the output variable. The inference engine consists of three modes. Under various modes, the deflection of the robot inside the pipe can be examined from the simulation program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON
Pages626-631
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 5 Nov 20078 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period5/11/078/11/07

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    Lu, C. P., Huang, H. P., Yan, J. L., & Cheng, T-H. (2007). Development of a pipe inspection robot. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON (pp. 626-631). [4460397] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2007.4460397