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'Arnie' - the sewer dwelling robot

Sewer robot 'Arnie' Credit: ITV West

Sewers in Bristol are receiving a cyber style makeover thanks to a new edition to the Wessex Water workforce. A robot - nicknamed 'Arnie' for its film star resemblance - was unveiled as a new member of the team last month.

Complete with a CCTV camera, it can be lowered into sewers from manholes and controlled from a console onboard a van to search for blockages or damage.