Development of a Hybrid Locomotion Robot for Earthquake Search and Rescue in Partially Collapsed Building

Di Zhang, Yukitoshi Minami Shiguematsu, Jia Yeu Lin, Yi Hsiang Ma, Mazoon Salim Al Maamari, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

In this paper, we developed a hybrid locomotion robot for earthquake search and rescue in partially collapsed buildings. The objective of this research is to find a new method to avoid rescuers from accessing partially collapsed buildings, and instead access these buildings using a robot, searching for trapped victims and transporting necessary goods (food, water, communication system and so on) to them. To achieve this goal, we design a robot with several functions which include: (1) hybrid locomotion (flying and moving on flat surfaces), (2) goods transportation mechanism, (3) victim detection sensing system, (4) victims position estimation system. In this paper, the details of the robot and some experimental results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2559-2564
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116983
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019 - Tianjin, China
Duration: 2019 Aug 42019 Aug 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period19/8/419/8/7

Keywords

  • Drone
  • Earthquake search and rescue
  • Hybrid locomotion
  • Partially collapsed building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Zhang, D., Shiguematsu, Y. M., Lin, J. Y., Ma, Y. H., Maamari, M. S. A., & Takanishi, A. (2019). Development of a Hybrid Locomotion Robot for Earthquake Search and Rescue in Partially Collapsed Building. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019 (pp. 2559-2564). [8816327] (Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2019.8816327