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Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Development of a serpentine omnitread robot for searching in explosive gas atmospheres|
|Author(s):||Jie Zhao, (State Key Lab of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China), Zhenfeng Han, (State Key Lab of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China), Gangfeng Liu, (State Key Lab of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China)|
|Citation:||Jie Zhao, Zhenfeng Han, Gangfeng Liu, (2011) "Development of a serpentine omnitread robot for searching in explosive gas atmospheres", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 38 Iss: 5, pp.469 - 475|
|Keywords:||Purged and pressurized, Robotics, Search and rescue, Serpentine omnitread|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/01439911111154036 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||This work was supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China under grant no. 2007AA0415.|
Purpose – There is explosive gas in many disaster environments. The conventional search and rescue robots are not allowed to work in these environments, since they may cause explosion. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and development of the serpentine omnitread robot HITSR-I for working in these areas.
Design/methodology/approach – HITSR-I consists of four segments, and each segment is equipped with crawlers in the four directions. It can be operated even under the situation of sideslip without any recovering actions. There are pressed CO
Findings – HITSR-I was developed with the capability of climbing over 400?mm high obstacles. The maximum travel distance was 315?m. The pressurized system could enable the robot to work in Zones 1 and 2.
Originality/value – Design and development of a serpentine robot which can work in hazardous areas containing explosive gas. It can travel for a long distance in ruins by releasing the communication relay nodes.
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