FURO

FURO

Radiological Charterisation of Pipework and

Ducting

FURO is an in-pipe inspection robot that is able to autonomously navigate through unknown pipe networks. It can vary its diameter to allow it to navigate within 137 mm – 244 mm pipes. Its passive and active wall pressing ensure it is able to climb vertical sections or pipework as well and navigate elbows.
The robot is developed for surveying unknown pipe networks within old nuclear facilities such that they can be geometrically and radiologically mapped to aid with decommissioning.

Autonomous Elbow Detection and Navigation with the FURO-II Robot

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