According to a CMU news release, R&D Magazine has honored one of their robots with a prestigious 100 Award for outstanding innovation. The award winning robot is the Pipeline Explorer, a snake-like robot designed to explore live gas mains. Pipeline Explorer was developed by CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center to search for water intrusion and other defects in 6 to 8 inch diameter gas pipelines. The robot has a 190 degree field of vision camera at both ends to provide high resolution color images of the pipe's interior. Pipeline Explorer can travel through pipes at speeds up to four inches per second. More photos of the robot are available on the NREC website.