dp-PRO 2017

Location Specific & Automated Messaging Addresses Unsafe Excavation Practices

Utilities are implementing technologies used in other industries to improve situational and location awareness for contractors working around underground utilities. Early in my introduction to the damage prevention industry in North America, I was taught that the marks on the ground were the hieroglyphics used by utilities to communicate with excavators. Of course, the very …

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MIT Researchers Working on Robot Pipeline Inspectors

One MIT News – A robot that can inspect water and gas pipelines from the inside to find leaks before they become catastrophic? That’s the idea behind a new system being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project, under the direction of professor of mechanical engineering Kamal Youcef-Toumi, has been …

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