The need for accurate preventive assessment of sewer conditions is increasing world wide. The new method utilizes qualified inspection systems that are automated and that utilize artificial intelligence to assess whether or not a crack in the surface of the pipe exists. The KARO system is one example. Developed by the German Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Technology (BMBF) and four partners from both industry and research institutions. This system is composed of a mobile control and surveillance station, and a mobile robot.
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smart sewer assessment system, preventive assessment, trenchless technology, construction
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Smart Sewer Assessment Systems" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 106.