The spider robot “SPD1” is designed to sneak into houses on reconnaissance missions and carry out maintenance.
Equipped with a 360-degree camera, operators are able to control them with a gaming pad.
Japanese robotics firm TMSUK say they have developed the bot in response to failing sewer infrastructure and a lack of workers.
The robots can investigate and work individually or in groups; with the first leading the way, the second recording the surveyed location, and the third doing the required “works”.
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