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International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.11, No.2, Apr. 2021

Internet Rescue Robots for Disaster Management

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Author(s)

Punith Kumar M B, Sumanth S, Manikant Amaresh Savadatti

Index Terms

Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Internet Robot, WIFI Robot, Rescue Robot

Abstract

The prototype development of Rescue Robot can help search and rescue teams with their difficult and life-saving tasks. Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground vehicles (UGVs) are viewed as two separate entities. However, upon closer examination, we can classify them into a closely-coupled system where both are just seen as separable parts of the body of one robotic entity, whose body parts can separate temporarily and acquire together again later.  In this prototype, a mobile robot UGV can be used as transport and landing station for a light-weight quadcopter UAV. UAV has separable long-range vision system which provides the top view of environment for the UGV, separable images are stitched and transformed into maps and utilized for rescue operations. This rescue robot contains a combination of UGV and UAV. It is equipped with a strong manipulator arm, used for debris removal, shoring operations, and delivering medicines/ food on very rough terrain. It has light detection and ranging (lidar) sensors, cameras, enabling it to look for victims and for mapping semi-destroyed buildings. The UGV can send visual feedback to the operator at a remote location. The UAV drone has a camera for an aerial view and mapping of the place. Working in conjunction with one another and thus the human search and rescue workers, these robotic assets form a strong team, increasing the effectiveness of search and rescue operations. This project aims at the realization of a new generation of search and rescue robot which can work in semi-autonomous and wireless modes and can be used in harsh physical environments of disaster regions to hold out the given tasks more effectively by the utilization of advanced and economic sensors. the problem domain of earthquake disasters and search and rescue processes is clarified with introducing an overview of this project. Disasters unsettle the economic and social stability of society. Shortage of skilled rescue work forces, also because the risks involved in search and rescue operations, are getting foremost problems during an emergency situation. In this paper rescue robot were designed, implemented in a real time environment and analyzed the result.

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Punith Kumar M B, Sumanth S, Manikant Amaresh Savadatti, " Internet Rescue Robots for Disaster Management", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.11, No.2, pp. 13-23, 2021.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2021.02.02

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