Soryu-C from HiBot has a flexible body that helps it inspect narrow structures and harsh terrain.


  • Autonomous
  • Flexible


  • Infrastructure inspection
  • Pipe & tunnel exploration

UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

  • Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

The Challenge

Large infrastructures often contain small, inaccessible spaces that are dangerous and difficult to get to. Parts of the structure oftentimes have to be temporarily dismantled or shut down in order to access a hard-to-reach area.

Innovation Details

Soryu-C is a slender snake-like robot designed for remote navigation and inspection of confined spaces, as well as uneven and unstructured environments. It can operate in mud, water, and sand, and can move over highly irregular surfaces such as debris. It is also equipped with two high-definition cameras for remote operation.

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Soryu-C robot. Photo: HiBot.

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