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A wall-climbing robot for indoor inspections

Ma, Leyuan; Hartmann, Timo (Contributor)

Regular inspection is indispensable during the operation period of existing buildings. The time-consuming and laborious nature of traditional inspection methods has triggered the research interest in using mobile robots to facilitate the inspection process. However, one critical issue that has been overlooked in the development of existing indoor inspection robot systems is that the developed robot prototypes can easily cause interference problems in occupied buildings. Wall-climbing robotic inspection systems shall overcome the intrusiveness issue owing to little intersections between their working spaces and people’s activity spaces. Therefore, an indoor wall-climbing robot system for inspection purposes is developed in this research.