Design of four-arm four-crawler disaster response robot OCTOPUS

Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Hiroyuki Ishii, Tatsuzo Ishida, Masatoshi Seki, Ken Ichiryu, Yo Kobayashi, Kenji Hashimoto, Shigeki Sugano, Atsuo Takanishi, Masakatsu G. Fujie, Shuji Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamakawa

研究成果: Conference contribution

13 被引用数 (Scopus)


We developed a four-arm four-crawler advanced disaster response robot called OCTOPUS. Disaster response robots are expected to be capable of both mobility, e.g., entering narrow spaces over very rough unstable ground, and workability, e.g., conducting complex debris-demolition work. However, conventional disaster response robots are specialized in either mobility or workability. Moreover, strategies to independently enhance the capability of crawlers for mobility and arms for workability will increase the robot size and weight. To balance environmental applicability with the mobility and workability, OCTOPUS is equipped with a mutual complementary strategy between its arms and crawlers. The four arms conduct complex tasks while ensuring stabilization when climbing steps. The four crawlers translate rough terrain while avoiding toppling over when conducting demolition work. OCTOPUS is hydraulic driven and teleoperated by two operators. To evaluate the performance of OCTOPUS, we conducted preliminary experiments involving climbing high steps and removing attached objects by using the four arms. The results showed that OCTOPUS completed the two tasks by adequately coordinating its four arms and four crawlers and improvement in operability needs.

ホスト出版物のタイトル2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 6 8
イベント2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden
継続期間: 2016 5 162016 5 21


Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 人工知能
  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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