KAERI developed non-destructive robots detecting less than 1mm fine defects

A Korean research team has developed pipe inspection robots which can detect microscopic defects with less than 1mm in complicated and narrow pipes.

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on February 7 that a team, led by Dr. Kim Seung-ho at the department of Nuclear Fusion Technology Development, developed non-destructive inspection robots which can detect foreign substances in pipes and less than 1mm fine defects such as hollow or projecting parts in pipes by using lasers.

The robots have been developed over three years starting in 2009 with the investment of 1.25 billion won as a part of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning’s project on the fusion and original technology development of the electric power industry.

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