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Matthew Tesch
Senior Systems Software/Hardware Enginee, RI
Email:
Office: NSH 3217
Phone: (412) 268-3818
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Advisor(s):  Jeff Schneider and Howie Choset

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CMU Snake Robot Navigates Pipes of Nuclear Power Plant
July 09, 2013. Tests of a modular snake robot in an Austrian nuclear power plant proved the multi-jointed robot with a camera on its head can crawl through a variety of steam pipes and connecting vessels, suggesting it could be a valuable inspection tool, report researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The snake robot was able to maneuver through multiple bends, slip through open valves and negotiate vessels with multiple openings. With a video camera and LED light on its head, the snake was able to peer into holes and get multiple views of items inside the pipes.