Innovations in robotics drive better water quality for Peruvians

With an emerging development in science and technology, the Peruvian startup Tumi Robotics today seeks to turn innovation into a high-impact tool in people’s lives. Through projects that ensure the quality and use of water in our country, Tumi Robotics seeks to improve the quality of life of Peruvians and apply these models to the design of solutions that also promote the national industry. With the support of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Concytec, today models are being developed that benefit the population as well as environmental preservation and extractive industry operations. As an example, a project is currently being promoted that makes use of mobile robots for monitoring pipes, leaving behind the complications of opening trenches. Water leaks, facilities in poor condition, and clandestine connections make water management difficult for the population, and may even cause health crises. This proposal, validated in networks of North Lima, could benefit the population of Lima and Callao if it is scaled to cover the 14 thousand kilometers of Sedapal pipes in the area. Focusing on lakes and rivers, another initiative seeks to ensure their preservation, essential for the surrounding communities. Thanks to robotic models, this task can be completed more easily and regularly. As a solution, a semi-autonomous vehicle, without a crew, has been designed and implemented, which offers monitoring of water quality and topography in natural water reservoirs, with field tests in provinces such as Lima and Cusco. , currently under development in our country, can bring great improvements for the management of natural resources. By facilitating the exploration of essential infrastructure and the definition of indicators such as maximum permissible limits and environmental quality standards, directly benefits the population that depends on access to water, as well as the national industry that can make use of these technological innovations.