Field experiment on multiple mobile robots conducted in an underground mall

Tomoaki Yoshida, Keiji Nagatani, Eiji Koyanagi, Yasushi Hada, Kazunori Ohno, Shoichi Maeyama, Hidehisa Akiyama, Kazuya Yoshida, Satoshi Tadokoro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Rapid information gathering during the initial stage of investigation is an important process in case of disasters. However this task could be very risky, or even impossible for human rescue crews, when the environment has contaminated by nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons. We developed the information gathering system usingmultiple mobile robots teleoperated from the safe place, to be deployed in such situation. In this paper, we described functions of the system and report the field experiment conducted in a real underground mall to validate its usability, limitation, and requirements for future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-375
Number of pages11
JournalSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Volume62
Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Field robotics
  • Mapping
  • Search and rescue
  • Teleoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

Cite this

Yoshida, T., Nagatani, K., Koyanagi, E., Hada, Y., Ohno, K., Maeyama, S., Akiyama, H., Yoshida, K., & Tadokoro, S. (2010). Field experiment on multiple mobile robots conducted in an underground mall. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 62, 365-375.