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Title: Design Features and Characteristics of a Rescue Robot
Authors: Tunwannarux, Amon 
Hirunyaphisutthikul, Supanunt 
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Source: Amon Tunwannarux, Supanunt Hirunyaphisutthikul (2005) Design Features and Characteristics of a Rescue Robot. UTCC Engineering Research Papers.
Journal: UTCC Engineering Research Papers
Abstract: This paper presents a design andimplementation of a rescue robot. It has two front arms withtrack mechanism and tracks link between front and rearwheels. With the double track robot system, it is good forunstructured landscape and able to climb over the pile ofcollapse. This robot is equipped with a lot of sensors such asIR temperature sensors, distance sensors, odometer sensors,pitch/roll, compass sensor, three pan/tilt CCD cameras andvoice sensor. For simple and practical concepts, hardwaredesign is divided into control/locomotion subsystem andmonitoring subsystem. The RC airplane remote control andreceiver are modified to use in control/locomotion subsystem.In monitoring subsystem, three 8 bit CPUs are used forsensor information managing and sending it to serial port ofa computer wirelessly. The operator station not only showsall sensors information but also plots the route of victimaccess and locates victim positions based on simple triangularcalculation technique. Furthermore, for looking overobstacles to find the victims from the top view, a pan /tiltcamera is placed at the top of the mast which can stretch to125 cm. height. Audio signal from voice sensor is filtered forselecting only wanted frequencies by the parametricequalizer. This rescue robot design was implemented andworked excellent in the competition, especially it can climbup the stairs with 15 cm. high steps to find the victims on thesecond floor.
ISSN: 1906-1625
Rights: This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.
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