Robot to Unclog Sewage Channels

Anagha Deogaonkar, Priyanka Mungale, Hossein Habibi

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Automation is changing the way we work and, to an increasing extent, the way we live. Robots are replacing humans rapidly in every industry. However, even today manual scavenging is practiced in India. Even today sewers are cleaned by the people with the help of buckets, brooms and shovels. Manual scavenging has been banned in India in 1993 and yet over 1,600 people have died since 2014 while cleaning sewage and septic tank in India. We are proposing a system which can unclog the sewage channels. This robot will be able to remove the dirt and facilitate the flow of water through the channels efficiently. It will store dirt in the storage unit in the body. This unit is detachable and can be changed to facilitate continuous operation.

Wall detection and water level monitoring sensors will help this robot to not only avoid striking on walls but also to monitor the level of water in storage unit. Connectivity of robot would be android to bluetooth connectivity where robot will be controlled through an android application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2232-2236
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Research Journal of Engineering and Technology
Issue number07
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Jul 2019


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