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PLUTO: GE’s Pipe Building Robot

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This is the PLUTO (PipeLine Underground Trenchless Overhaul): a clever robot that can repair existing pipeline without extensive digging or extraction. This highly dexterous robot can be deployed inside natural gas pipelines to inspect and form a new pipe inside old ones.

Meet GE’s “Pipe-Building” Robot

The PLUTO system has an spray head to move an epoxy material to form new pipe inside the old pipe. This robot can repair 1600ft of pipeline in a single trench.


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