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Around three billion litres of water are lost through leaks across hundreds of thousands of miles of water pipe in England and Wales daily, says water industry economic regulator Ofwat.
Engineers have now developed miniature robots to patrol the pipe network, check for faults and prevent leaks.
They say maintaining the network will be “impossible” without robotics.
Water industry body Water UK told BBC News that companies were already “investing billions” in leakage.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: January 5th, 2023

Link (to 21 second video): https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64052740

Discussion

  1. In what ways is an MIS major relevant to this type of technology?
  2. What sorts of MIS skills would help push this technology beyond looking inside water pipes?

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