Improvements to the rescue robot quince toward future indoor surveillance missions in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Tomoaki Yoshida, Keiji Nagatani, Satoshi Tadokoro, Takeshi Nishimura, Eiji Koyanagi

研究成果: Conference contribution

43 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

On March 11 2011, a huge earthquake and tsunami hit eastern Japan, and four reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant were seriously damaged. Because of high radiation levels around the damaged reactor buildings, robotic surveillance were demanded to respond to the accident. On June 20, we delivered our rescue robot named Quince which is a tracked vehicle with four sub-tracks, to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for damage inspection missions in the reactor buildings. Quince needed some enhancements such as a dosimeter, additional cameras, and a cable communication system for these missions. Furthermore, stair climbing ability and user interface was implemented for easy operation for novice operators. Quince have conducted six missions in the damaged reactor building. In the sixth mission on October 20, it reached to the topmost floor of the reactor building of unit 2. However, the communication cable was damaged on the way back, and Quince was left on the third floor of the reactor building. Therefore, an alternative Quince is requested recently. In this paper, we report the situation of the missions for Quince, and introduce enhancements of the next Quince for future missions.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルField and Service Robotics - Results of the 8th International Conference
ページ19-32
ページ数14
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014
イベント8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, FSR 2012 - Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan
継続期間: 2012 7 162012 7 19

出版物シリーズ

名前Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
92
ISSN(印刷版)1610-7438
ISSN(電子版)1610-742X

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 人工知能

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