Robotics Research Center Publications


Applied Robotics for Installation and Base Operations for Industrial Hygiene

Author USMA Department

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

USMA Center/Institute Affiliation

Robotics Research Center

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 5-2015


Robot sensing systems, Navigation, Graphical user interfaces, Computers, Software, Testing,


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.


This work was supported in part by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research.

Conference Name

Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), 2015 IEEE International Conference on

Conference Location

Woburn, MA

Conference Dates