Project

This project aims to design an energy efficient robot system, capable of autonomous inspection of the low-pressure gas distribution network. Also sensors for inspection and navigation inside the pipe are being developed.

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Robotics and Mechatronics

The robot is under development at the laboratory for Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Twente where research and development in service robotics is carried out in the LEO centre for service robotics. The lab is part of the CTIT institute.

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Partners

The project is carried out at the LEO centre for service robotics. A consortium consisting of KIWA and Duch network operators (Cogas, Enexis, Liander and Endinet) has teamed up to facilitate the development. Industrialisation of the robot will be done by ALSTOM Inspection Robotics

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PIRATE at GogBot 2014

The SEEKER project by Angelo Vermeulen turns a mars-simulation mission into a collaborative art project. The 5th edition of this simulation mission took place at the GogBot festival in Enschede, 10-14 September 2014. The PIRATE robot was used by the mission crew to inspect a short stretch of an ‘oxygen supply line’ – a transparent

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