Project GRAID makes the papers!

National coverage in The Times

The ground breaking work from the project team to build a robot capable of inspecting buried pipework on high-pressure gas pipelines has been hitting the headlines in the national press.

The Times featured Project GRAID on 31 August in an article entitled ‘Robot as tough as rugby prop tackles gas pipes’.

The piece highlights GRAID’s deep importance to the UK gas network and showcases the remarkable robustness of the robotic platform, which is capable of withstanding similar forces to being tackled by an England rugby prop.

As well as detailing all the smart features of this ‘mighty little robot’, the story spells out GRAID’s benefits in numbers – not least that it will save National Grid and its consumers some £60m over the next two decades by reducing the need for premature excavations.