The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)
Online ISSN : 2424-3124
2018
Session ID : 2A1-L03
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Toward Solution to Challenges of Mobility and Search Ability of Fine-Diameter Cord-Like Robots in TRC Program (Part 5)
- Lateral Environmental Detection Based on Proximity Sensing and Its Tough Ranging/Communication System -
*Xin-Zhi ZhengShinichi WatanabeYosuke Suzuki
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Technology challenges of mobility and search ability of the fine-diameter cord-like robots for disaster response are raised and open for further research and development in TRC Program. A Leading Active Mechanism, consisting of a crawler-driven Active Segment and a Multimodal Search Sensor Unit, has been developed and added to the robot platform for solution to the technology challenges and enlargement of the robot capabilities as well. Capability of environmental detection in lateral-side direction based on proximity sensing, further plugged to the robot as complement to the forehead image sensing ability, is depicted in this report. Results of development of its tough ranging and communication system are described as well.

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