‘Spider Robots’ Hope to Clean Japan’s Sewers

December 11, 2022

Spider-like robots could begin inspecting Japan’s sewer pipes in the not-too-distant future. Japanese robotics startup Tmsuk announced last month that it has developed the SPD1 robot, made to carry out inspections of Japan’s aging sewage system as the industry grapples with a labor shortage. CEO Yuji Kawakubo says that a severe labor shortage has made it difficult to inspect and maintain the system. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer has more.

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