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Title: Autonom agierendes Robotersystem für die Inspektion von Trinkwasserleitungen zur frühzeitigen Erkennung von versorgungskritischen, materialtechnischen Schwachstellen (ROhrleitungs-DIAgnose-Roboter)
Duration:1.01.2013 - 31.03.2016
Funding:BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Project Partner:

OPTIMESS Engineering GmbH, Gera
Thüringer Fernwasserversorgung

Project Manager:Prof. Dr. Horst-Michael Groß
Staff:Robert Kaltenhäuser, MSc
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The use of tethered, remote controlled robots for the inspection of drinking water pipelines has become more and more established. In this context, it is particularly important that up-do-date knowledge in robotics is taken into account in order to increase the efficiency of the inspection processes while reducing the costs. The RODIAR project aims to provide the technical basis for the subsequent development of a production-ready, fully autonomously inspection robot.




To prevent such severe pipe bursts, the RODIAR project aims to develop an autonomous inspection robot for the detection of weak spots within fresh water pipelines. Therefore, the robot has to withstand pressures of more than 15 bar. (image source: Thüringer Fernwasserversorgung)