Updates about the robot researching the Kofu pyramid!

Posted: August 26, 2010 in 3d-models, Archaeology, Excavation, History, Tech, Technology
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Here is some new interesting information about the robot doing research in the Kofu pyramid in Egypt has previously have been reported here.

It is built by some researchers at Leeds University together with a French aviation company Dessault. Involved is also the British robotics company Scoutek.

The robot will have a small fiber optic camera to make it possible looking around corners in the narrow shaft. It will also have an ultrasonic probe for testing the quality of the rock. One cool thing is also the little minirobot

that can be released from the main robot which is under an inch big. The robot will also use carbon fiber wheels and special nylon to not hurt the pyramid. It is also quite easy to switch parts on the robot which will be needed since the scientists never no what will happen. The team will also use 3d-software and print out the parts at Leeds University.

This will be a great study minimising the damage done to the pyramid but giving new information about the pyramid and maybe for the future collect material to enter the pyramid for an examination by archaeologists. This is really a good way of combining archaeology and technology as well as different science teams and companies sharing expertise and knowledge to get new information about the pyramid and about the history of Egypt.

I will continue reporting on this project when I have more information. In the mean time you can read more about it here

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