Collaborative mapping of an earthquake damaged building via ground and aerial robots

Nathan Michael, Shaojie Shen, Kartik Mohta, Vijay Kumar, Keiji Nagatani, Yoshito Okada, Seiga Kiribayashi, Kazuki Otake, Kazuya Yoshida, Kazunori Ohno, Eijiro Takeuchi, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

We report recent results from field experiments conducted with a team of ground and aerial robots toward the collaborative mapping of an earthquake damaged building. The goal of the experimental exercise is the generation of 3D maps that capture the layout of the environment and provide insight to the degree of damage inside the building. The experiments take place in the top three floors of a structurally compromised engineering building at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan that was damaged during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. We provide details of the approach to the collaborative mapping and report results from the experiments in the form of maps generated by the individual robots and as a team. We conclude by discussing observations from the experiments and future research topics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField and Service Robotics - Results of the 8th International Conference
Pages33-47
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 11
Event8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, FSR 2012 - Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan
Duration: 2012 Jul 162012 Jul 19

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Volume92
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X

Other

Other8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, FSR 2012
CountryJapan
CityMatsushima, Miyagi
Period12/7/1612/7/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Michael, N., Shen, S., Mohta, K., Kumar, V., Nagatani, K., Okada, Y., Kiribayashi, S., Otake, K., Yoshida, K., Ohno, K., Takeuchi, E., & Tadokoro, S. (2014). Collaborative mapping of an earthquake damaged building via ground and aerial robots. In Field and Service Robotics - Results of the 8th International Conference (pp. 33-47). (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics; Vol. 92). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40686-7_3