Development of a networked robotic system for disaster mitigation -system description of multi-robot system and performance tests of the robots

Keiji Nagatani, Kazuya Yoshida, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Yasushi Yagi, Tadashi Adachi, Hiroaki Saitoh, Toshiya Suzuki, Osamu Takizawa

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Abstract

In this paper, the research project named "networked robotic system for disaster mitigation" is introduced. The project aims to develop key technologies for multiple robots to be teleoperated through a wireless communication network, which includes a satellite communication link, for surveillance tasks at a disaster site. The robotic system consists of a large-scale outdoor robot and a group of smaller indoor robots. The large-scale robot will serve as a carrier for the smaller robots which are deployed inside a partly-collapsed building. A three-dimensional range sensor and an omnidirectional camera are used as tools to ease the teleoperation for the human operator. This paper presents the mission scenario and the development status of the proposed networked multi-robotic system. The results of the performance tests are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField and Service Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationResults of the 6th International Conference
EditorsChristian Laugier, Roland Siegwart
Pages453-462
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Volume42
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X

Keywords

  • Ad-hoc network
  • Augmented reality
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Laser range sensor
  • Omnidirectional camera
  • Surveillance robots
  • Teleoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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