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Robot inspector helps check bridges for dangerous defects | New Scientist

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05 May 2017



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When the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi river in Minnesota collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people, it was because of defects in steel plates that safety inspectors had missed. A new robot helper could help avoid such tragedies by making bridge checks cheaper and more accurate.

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