Commercial Robotics

A sewer robot that can go the extra mile

Posted 8 Mar 2001 at 13:32 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

NYTimes and USA Today and probably others are running a story about a robot that can lay the last mile of fiber optic cable through the sewer system. These babies (with command truck and equipment) cost $900k each! So now when they say the internet is going down the drain they really mean it! At least there's light at the end of the tunnel!

Sewer robot can lay the last mile of fiber optic cable throughout a city that can't afford to dig up streets. See articles in the New York Times and in USA Today. The stories seem to be less about the robot and more about the innovative idea of spending $900k for a robot that pulls cable through the sewer, but at least there's a cool picture of a nice shiny clean chrome robot that I bet doesn't look that clean when it comes out.

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