Applied Robotics for Installation and Base Operations for Industrial Hygiene
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
C. Korpela, K. Chaney and P. Brahmbhatt, "Applied robotics for installation and base operations for industrial hygiene," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), Woburn, MA, 2015, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/TePRA.2015.7219678