Manhole Cleaning Method by Machine Robotic System

  • M. GobinathEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 35)


In our Smart world, however many technologies has been developed in various part of domains. But nowadays, there is no robot to control the manhole death and their human loss. This deals with a robotic-arm mechanism for processing and disposing the solid waste pipes for various treatments. This arm is intended to interchange a manhole cleaner so as to control the death rate of workers. The proposed paper moves through the pipeline and it removes the blockages and clears the drainage water which moves through it. The robotic arm operating system is monitored by camera module and it’s controlled by the manhole cleaner’s using a laptop or personal computer. The operator will operate the inside of the holes via a wireless device connected to the arm robotics. The MQ2, MQ3, MQ7 types of sensors are connected to the 8051 microcontroller. Therefore, the presence of various toxic and non-toxic gases are mainly focused and detected. In the arduino uno, the system is placed with the liquid crystal display module to calculate the distance and measure of all sensors with the help of batteries. Finally, this robotic-arm mechanism is to examine a blockage for cleaning and to measuring the solid waste treatment for different manhole pipeline system.


Robotic arm Arduino UNO 8051 controller LCD display Camera module Various gas sensors Ultrasonic sensor Load cell sensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPanimalar Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia

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