The iPipes Lab is part of the UTS Robotics Institute and home to state-of-the-art research on infrastructure sensing and robotics technologies for pipeline assets.


  • Sewer crawler robot
  • Sewer floating robot
  • Sensors
    • Ground penetrating radar
    • Ultrasound
    • Pulsed eddy current
    • Laser profiling
  • Innovative sensor technologies designed in-house


  • Non-destructive condition assessment of concrete sewer pipes, cement-lined pipes, cast-iron pipes, structural and semi-structural liners, coatings and related infrastructure.
  • Robotics design, development and prototyping
  • Sensing design fabrication and interpretation
  • Machine learning and data analytics in robotic applications