UGVs are used in many emergency situations including Urban search and rescue, fire fighting. UGVs are used for mapping and structural assessment in dangerous areas without human presence.
Leak detection, pipe wall assessment, and weld integrity.
From drinking water to crude oil, sewage to radioactive material, pipelines are used around the world to transport a variety of contents every day. It’s no secret that millions of miles of pipeline infrastructure are operating beyond their intended design life with no, or very limited, condition information. Prone to damage by corrosion, cracking and potential design flaws, pipelines require regular remote visual inspection to help ensure structural integrity and regulation compliance as well as verify the remaining useful life of infrastructure.
Whether identifying surface indications to locating undiscovered buried piping segments, our robotic camera and crawler systems are able to identify specific areas that require further investigation. This includes leak detection, pipe wall assessment, and weld integrity. With a baseline condition from inspection, operators and owners can make informed decisions for immediate renewal and preventative maintenance, allowing them to effectively manage their assets through re-inspection and future capital planning.
Custom made UGV solutions
An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is a vehicle that operates while in contact with the ground and without an onboard human presence. UGVs can be used for many applications where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present. Generally, the vehicle will have a set of sensors to observe the environment, and will either autonomously make decisions about its behavior or pass the information to a human operator at a different location who will control the vehicle through teleoperation.
The UGV is the land-based counterpart to unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely operated underwater vehicles. Unmanned robotics are being actively developed for both civilian and military use to perform a variety of dull, dirty, and dangerous activities.