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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Robot That Chews Asbestos Off Of Pipes

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March 20, 1998
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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, working under a $2 million contract from the Department of Energy's (DoE) Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) in Morgantown, W. Va., have developed a crawling robot known as BOA that removes asbestos from the outsides of pipes. The device is part of a robotics technology development program initiated by DoE to help decontaminate and clean up its nuclear weapons sites and other polluted areas.

PITTSBURGH--Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, working under a $2 million contract from the Department of Energy's (DoE) Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) in Morgantown, W. Va., have developed a crawling robot known as BOA that removes asbestos from the outsides of pipes.


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