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IJMERR 2022 Vol.11(10): 745-754

A Review on Wheeled Type In-Pipe Inspection Robot

Rajendran Sugin Elankavi, D. Dinakaran, R. M. Kuppan Chetty, M. M. Ramya, and D. G. Harris Samuel
Centre for Automation & Robotics, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract—Research in In-Pipe Inspection Robots (IPIRs)  has gained interest over recent years. Pipeline inspection  robots bring reliability and repeatability to various pipeline  inspection and maintenance processes. IPIRs are  categorized based on their type of locomotion, and this study  aims to analyze their advantages and limitations. Among all  the IPIRs, the wheeled type IPIR has seen a tremendous  change in its design, steering mechanism, and the way they  use different wheels to pass through pipelines easily. This  study compares and analyses an up-to-date review on  wheeled type IPIRs in detail. This review helps the  researchers to select the optimal wheeled type IPIR for  inspection. The review concludes with the future research  directions that the researchers need to focus on for the  development of pipeline inspection robots. Developing an effective IPIR ensures human safety and improves the  inspection process. 
Index Terms— pipeline inspection robot, mobile robot, motion, steering mechanism, wheeled type  

Cite: Rajendran Sugin Elankavi, D. Dinakaran, R. M. Kuppan Chetty, M. M. Ramya, and D. G. Harris Samuel, "A Review on Wheeled Type In-Pipe Inspection Robot," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 11, No. 10, pp. 745-754, October 2022. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.11.10.745-754

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