tubeBot & triBot by Kunsthochschule Berlin
tubeBot Pipe robot - the zero-energy solution for leakage detection and repair of urban drinking water systems.Cities all over the world are confronted with leaking water supply systems causing huge financial and environmental damages. In London, about three billion liters of expensively treated drinking water is lost daily. In 2006, water had to be rationed because of scarcity.
tubeBot is an autonomous maintenance robot for urban drinking
water piping systems. Through the quick and easy detection of leakages
during normal operation, the out-of-time water loss in large cities can
be significantly reduced.
triBot - glacier explorertriBot is a research robot which collects data for Science and Research in extreme environments such as glaciers and polar regions. In times of climate change these regions move into the focus of global research activities. In order to operate reliably in these areas, highly flexible movement patterns are necessary.
Thanks to its tetrahedral geometry there is no up, down, left and right for the triBot.