Mechanical design and system architecture of a tracked vehicle robot for urban search and rescue operations

Raimund Edlinger, Michael Zauner

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Abstract

Human rescuers have very short time to find trapped victims in a collapsed structure, otherwise the chance of finding victims still alive is nearly zero. In such a critical situation robots can support rescuers. According to this very demanding tasks the development of the robots is very complex and combines multiple disciplines such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and programming. This mobile platform equipped with a manipulator represents the first stage of an Austrian national founded project. A common background of our above activities is the development of a tracked vehicle with four active flippers to improve the traversability on uneven terrains, the control of the driving mechanism and the system architecture with the experiments in the programming of an embedded real-time processor and a high-performance FPGA from National Instruments to control all sensors and actuators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Education in Robotics, EUROBOT 2010 - International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages46-56
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783642272714
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Research and Education in Robotics, EUROBOT 2010 - Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Duration: 27 May 201030 May 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume156 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Research and Education in Robotics, EUROBOT 2010
CountrySwitzerland
CityRapperswil-Jona
Period27.05.201030.05.2010

Keywords

  • mobile manipulation
  • Rescue Robot
  • stair climbing
  • tracked mobile robot

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