Development of grouped rescue robot platforms for information collection in damaged buildings

Tetsushi Kamegawa, Kenta Saikai, Shinjirou Suzuki, Akio Gofuku, Seiji Oomura, Tsuyoshi Horikiri, Fumitoshi Matsuno

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Abstract

We are developing new mobile robot platforms to achieve a given mission. The concept of developing robot is high-functional and grouped rescue robots. The robot group consists of two type of robot, one is high functional pioneer type, and the other is relatively small and high mobility semi-automatics surveyor type. The pioneer type equips a manipulator to eliminate light weight obstacles and open doors and also the pioneer type loads adhoc wireless relay devices and its distribution mechanism to expand wireless radio connection area. The surveyor types equip flipper arm to achieve high mobility. To complete the mission, the pioneer type robots expand the area where surveyor robots can move and can connect to a wireless network, and then the surveyor robots search detail of damaged building in the expanded area. Until now, we have developed prototype of each pioneer and surveyor robot platforms. The robots have sensors such as a Web camera, CMOS fish-eye cameras, a LRF, an attitude sensor, IR sensors and rotary encoders. We have also implemented three control methods, and confirmed an effectiveness of each control method. Finally, we conducted two robots at the same time to confirm that it is possible to operate plural robots by using something autonomous control method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Pages1642-1647
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 22 2008

Other

OtherSICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period8/20/088/22/08

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Robots
Sensors
Cameras
Mobile robots
Manipulators
Wireless networks

Keywords

  • Grouped robot
  • Left-hand method
  • Line trace
  • Mobile robot platform
  • Rescue robot
  • Virtual bumper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kamegawa, T., Saikai, K., Suzuki, S., Gofuku, A., Oomura, S., Horikiri, T., & Matsuno, F. (2008). Development of grouped rescue robot platforms for information collection in damaged buildings. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (pp. 1642-1647). [4654926] https://doi.org/10.1109/SICE.2008.4654926

Development of grouped rescue robot platforms for information collection in damaged buildings. / Kamegawa, Tetsushi; Saikai, Kenta; Suzuki, Shinjirou; Gofuku, Akio; Oomura, Seiji; Horikiri, Tsuyoshi; Matsuno, Fumitoshi.

Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2008. p. 1642-1647 4654926.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kamegawa, T, Saikai, K, Suzuki, S, Gofuku, A, Oomura, S, Horikiri, T & Matsuno, F 2008, Development of grouped rescue robot platforms for information collection in damaged buildings. in Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference., 4654926, pp. 1642-1647, SICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 8/20/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/SICE.2008.4654926
Kamegawa T, Saikai K, Suzuki S, Gofuku A, Oomura S, Horikiri T et al. Development of grouped rescue robot platforms for information collection in damaged buildings. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2008. p. 1642-1647. 4654926 https://doi.org/10.1109/SICE.2008.4654926
Kamegawa, Tetsushi ; Saikai, Kenta ; Suzuki, Shinjirou ; Gofuku, Akio ; Oomura, Seiji ; Horikiri, Tsuyoshi ; Matsuno, Fumitoshi. / Development of grouped rescue robot platforms for information collection in damaged buildings. Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2008. pp. 1642-1647
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