Robotics Research Center Publications


Applied Robotics for Installation and Base Operations for Industrial Hygiene

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 5-2015


A framework is presented for industrial hygiene inspection using a remotely-operated ground vehicle with multiple sensor payloads attached to it for detecting various hazardous gases and chemicals. A control scheme and a graphical user interface between the vehicle and operator is strictly mandated for tasks requiring remote inspection. By leveraging existing navigation and path planning algorithms, the system can autonomously patrol hazardous areas and relay all acquired measurements back to the user. This paper presents recent validation testing results of the system and its sensors using the proposed industrial hygiene framework.

USMA Center/Institute Affiliation

Robotics Research Center