Totally tubular, man! Robots for teh Intertubes.
In the main, today’s robots are not that clever [to inspect pipes and shafts]. They cannot climb or navigate in vertical pipes – and very few have active joints. Cybernetics and optical measurement scientists at SINTEF are working on a solution.
SINTEF (2008, June 27). Robot That Climbs In The Pipe. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 27, 2008.; image: scaled from article
Well, there goes another hiding place. It’s a vast metal-wing conspiracy, I say.