Fire Fighting Tactics with Aerial Hose-type Robot 'Dragon Firefighter'

Hisato Ando, Yuichi Ambe, Tomoka Yamaguchi, Masashi Konyo, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Shigenao Maruyama, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

We herein propose the method for developing an 'aerial hose type robot' called the 'Dragon Firefighter (DFF)' that can fly along with the water jet. We focus on realizing a novel concept through which obstacles can be avoided and fire spots can be accessed from a distance, thereby enabling direct firefighting, and evaluating fire suppression ability from a close distance of fire source for practical useage. Using robotics, we aim to extinguish the fire from a distance, simultaneously guaranteeing firefighters' safety. We were able to realize stable floating of a hose of length 2.8 m (total length of 3.6 m), which is twice that of a conventional one, overcoming the height gap of approximately 1.5 m and the size of frontage \mathbf{1.0} \times \mathbf{2.5}\ \mathbf{m}. We demonstrated a fire extinguishing, however the ability of fire extinguishing about DFF was unknown. Hence, we conducted a mist spray experiment from a close distance to validate the cooling effect of water. Considering the aerial nature of our robot, we concluded that a mist spray from its nozzle module will be more effective for extinguishing fires. Finally, we presented the consideration of firefighting tactics using the proposed DFF for practical implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO 2019
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages291-297
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2019 Oct 312019 Nov 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO
Volume2019-October
ISSN (Print)2162-7568
ISSN (Electronic)2162-7576

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO 2019
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period19/10/3119/11/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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