IoT Based Multi-Terrain Rover for Urban Search and Rescue Application
S. Shankar Narayanan1, Arockia Selva Kumar A2, Michael Short3
1Dr. Arockia Selva Kumar, Senior Associate Professor, Design and Automation Research Group, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Mr. S Shankar Narayanan, Under Graduate, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Michael Short, Associate Professor, Control Engineering, Teesside University.
Manuscript received on 18 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 428-432 | Volume-9 Issue-1S3 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10771291S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1077.1291S319
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Abstract: This paper presents the development of a semi-autonomous exploration perspective (approach) for Urban search and rescue environments (USAR). The developed rescue robot consists of a 2- wheel drive with a traction system capable of traversing in various terrain within a 47-degree inclination. A 2-DOF articulated end-effector is attached to robot, which can reach to a height of 45 cm from the ground, hold and lift the object up to 20 Kg. The robot movement is controlled by RFID and Wi-Fi for low latency audio and video feed by a mobile unit. The rover has a night mode with less noise capabilities to aid rescue in dark among various sensors for topography mapping. The objective of the robot is to maneuver with in the narrow-spaces where there is zero-visibility and create space by removing the possible obstacles in the path using the arm. The rover was tested in places with strong EM interference and was found to be viable.
Keywords: IoT, Rover, RFID, Rescue, Vision, Wi-Fi.
Scope of the Article: IoT