Our group was given a task: To come up with ideas for automating sewage pipe maintenance and repair. We were given 4 days to brainstorm and come up with ideas, as well as to create our prototype. The idea of automation came about as the traditional method of having human workers to manually inspect pipes is both time consuming and dangerous. By using robots to substitute, not only is it more efficient, but also much safer

After a few days of brainstorming and ideation, we have come up with a robot that is modular, which allows for customisation for different pipes.

Our cardboard prototype

Our prototype was meant to demonstrate the look and scale of our product

The robot would be able to extend and retract it's leg, depending on the diammeter of the pipe.