What Lurks Beneath: How Robots Can Save City Plumbing with Vanessa Speight
Professor Vanessa Speight speaks to Jay Famiglietti on his podcast channel, What About Water?
In the episode, we're going underground, undersea and into your water and sewer pipelines with science fiction’s favorite problem-solvers…robots! Jay sits down with Vanessa Speight, a professor of Integrated Water Systems at the University of Sheffield, to learn how new, spider-like robots have the potential to locate and fix leaks in aging water pipes.
Jay and Vanessa discuss when we might actually see these pipe-traveling bots in action and what they can realistically do for developing nations, where drinking water loss can be as much as 70 per cent due to aging and unmaintained systems.
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