Active scope camera for urban search and rescue

Kazunari Hatazaki, Masashi Konyo, Kazuya Isaki, Satoshi Tadokoro, Fumiaki Takemura

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Abstract

A practical active scope camera for urban search and rescue is developed using ciliary vibration drive mechanism. Optimization of design parameters such as material, a diameter, density and an inclination angle of cilia, and specifications and density of vibration motors is performed on the basis of experimental evaluation of test pieces and prototypes with changing surface materials. A prototype of a scope camera 8 m long crawls at a maximum speed of 47 mm/s, climbs slopes of 20 deg, surmounts obstacles 200mm high, follows walls, and turns on floors. Experiments at Collapsed House Simulation Facility of International Rescue System Institute, Kobe Laboratory demonstrate its practical advantage in rubble piles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
Pages2596-2602
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Oct 292007 Nov 2

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Other

Other2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period07/10/2907/11/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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