An army of sewer robots could keep our pipes clean, but they'll need to learn to communicate

Hidden from sight, under the UK’s roads, buildings and parks, lies about one million kilometers of pipes. Maintaining and repairing these pipes require about 1.5 million road excavations a year, which causes either full or partial road closures. These works are noisy, dirty and cause a lot of inconvenience. They also cost around £5.5 billion a year.

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