Host: The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Name : [in Japanese]
Date : June 02, 2018 - June 05, 2018
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.