IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Plumboat is a robot which is specially designed to detect the cracks and leakages in the underground pipes. This project is a combination of embedded systems and Robotics. Leaky water pipes pose serious problems for cities, as it leads to the loss of roughly a billion Litres of clean drinking water every day. Whenever there is a leakage problem in the underground pipes, the entire roadways are dug to detect the cracks in the pipes and also the water supply is stopped for the same amount of span causing inconvenience to the people. Also, due to the destruction of entire roadways it becomes very difficult for the people to drive vehicles on the roads leading to traffic and inconvenience. To avoid these problems we have designed a robot which will detect the underground pipe leakages in the pipes with the help of a wireless camera due to which only the relevant part of the road will be dug for repair. This robot has a tripod design. It smartly detects the cracks and displays them on the screen by which we are able to locate the cracks and leakage easily.