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Sewer robot learns to do our dirty work

发布时间:2019-03-06 09:14:05来源:未知点击:

By Justin Mullins CHECKING sewers for leaks, cracks and blockages is a task most of us wouldn’t touch with a bargepole. But soon we won’t need to, as a team at the University of Manchester has come up with a way to teach robots how to do it. An engineer will normally inspect a sewer, or alternatively, send a remote-controlled video camera trundling through it and watch the pictures above ground. Either way, it’s time consuming and unpleasant. But Stephen Marsland,