Core-bored search-and-rescue applications for an agile limbed robot

Richard M. Voyles, Amy C. Larson, Jaewook Bae, Monica Lapoint

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Abstract

A custom version of the TerminatorBot is described for core-bored inspection during search-and-rescue operations. "Corebored inspection" refers to visual inspection of a void by passing a small camera through an access hole into the void. This is the classic "camera-on-a-stick" approach. Sometimes the access hole occurs naturally. Sometimes a suspected void has no access hole. To gain access, a hole is bored through the rubble with a coring tool, hence the term "core-bored inspection." In either case, the camera, once inside, can articulate to look around, but is limited to line-of-sight. Occlusions can prevent a thorough inspection or force using/boring another hole. A small, agile robotic device could augment the use of such cameras. We propose the TerminatorBot as as a prototype limbed robot for studying such applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Pages58-63
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Sep 28 2004Oct 2 2004

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Volume1

Other

Other2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period9/28/0410/2/04

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