A new robot developed by scientists at MIT promises to increase the safety of gas systems by locating leaks in pipe lines with increased rapidity and ease.

Researchers from MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia have developed a self-propelling robotic system which is capable of swiftly and accurately detecting gas leaks by monitoring pressure changes alongside pipe lines. According to Dimitrios Chatzigeorgiou, a mechanical engineering PhD student at MIT and lead…