MOBILE ROBOT WITH TRANSFORMABLE CRAWLER AND INTELLIGENT GUIDANCE.

Masakatsu Fujie, Taro Iwamoto, Koji Kamejima, Motohisa Funabashi

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Abstract

The authors developed the moving mechanism and perceptive guiding technique to detour or overstep stairs or other obstacles in buildings, while moving toward a destination in a self-controlled manner. These features are essential for the realization of an intelligent moving robot. The system can effectively be used for the inspection of equipment in plants such as nuclear stations. The new technologies developed consist of a crawler-type moving mechanism, where robot posture is controlled to fit road conditions, and a guidance system, in which viewing information related to surrounding structures such as doors, walls, etc. , is compared with stored map information to determine the speed of the crawler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalHitachi Review
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Feb
Externally publishedYes

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  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Fujie, M., Iwamoto, T., Kamejima, K., & Funabashi, M. (1985). MOBILE ROBOT WITH TRANSFORMABLE CRAWLER AND INTELLIGENT GUIDANCE. Hitachi Review, 34(1), 19-22.