Publication detail

Multi-Robot System for Disaster Area Exploration

BURIAN, F. ŽALUD, L. KOCMANOVÁ, P. JÍLEK, T. KOPEČNÝ, L.

Original Title

Multi-Robot System for Disaster Area Exploration

English Title

Multi-Robot System for Disaster Area Exploration

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

CASSANDRA robotic system developed at LTR s.r.o. company and Brno University of Technology is described. The system contains operator's station controlled with one operator and a couple of robots – small and big ground robots, flying robots (quadrocopters), and mapping robot. The robots are primarily controlled by the operator with advanced user interface with visual telepresence and augmented reality. Nevertheless the robots include the possibility of semi-autonomous operation based on self-localisation. User interface consists of a computer, joypad, head-mounted display with inertial head-tracker, communication device, and Cassandra software developed by our team in Microsoft .NET. Orpheus class robots are described in the text. The robots are made to be reliable and to be able to work in extreme conditions, they are tested by a series of MIL-STD military tests for environmental parameters, EMC, vibrations and shocks, contamination/decontamination, etc. Orpheus-X3 is a general US&R robot with enhanced victim search capabilities, Orpheus-HOPE is made for water contamination measurements, Orpheus-AC2 is a ruggedized version for environmental parameter measurement. Two flying drones developed completely by our team are described, as well as envMap mapping robot for real-time construction of spatial digital maps with texture mapping. All the robots can be controlled with help of visual telepresence and augmented reality - that makes robot control much more intuitive, and lets the rescuer to concentrate on the mission itself. The control station may be used as a self-containing wearable system. Fusion system with multispectral measurement containing tricolor cameras, thermal imagers and TOF camera is described.

English abstract

CASSANDRA robotic system developed at LTR s.r.o. company and Brno University of Technology is described. The system contains operator's station controlled with one operator and a couple of robots – small and big ground robots, flying robots (quadrocopters), and mapping robot. The robots are primarily controlled by the operator with advanced user interface with visual telepresence and augmented reality. Nevertheless the robots include the possibility of semi-autonomous operation based on self-localisation. User interface consists of a computer, joypad, head-mounted display with inertial head-tracker, communication device, and Cassandra software developed by our team in Microsoft .NET. Orpheus class robots are described in the text. The robots are made to be reliable and to be able to work in extreme conditions, they are tested by a series of MIL-STD military tests for environmental parameters, EMC, vibrations and shocks, contamination/decontamination, etc. Orpheus-X3 is a general US&R robot with enhanced victim search capabilities, Orpheus-HOPE is made for water contamination measurements, Orpheus-AC2 is a ruggedized version for environmental parameter measurement. Two flying drones developed completely by our team are described, as well as envMap mapping robot for real-time construction of spatial digital maps with texture mapping. All the robots can be controlled with help of visual telepresence and augmented reality - that makes robot control much more intuitive, and lets the rescuer to concentrate on the mission itself. The control station may be used as a self-containing wearable system. Fusion system with multispectral measurement containing tricolor cameras, thermal imagers and TOF camera is described.

Keywords

robot, user interface, telepresence, augmented reality, data fusion

RIV year

2014

Released

18.06.2014

Publisher

WIT Press

Location

Great Britain

ISBN

978-1-84564-785-8

Book

Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response IV

Pages from

263

Pages to

274

Pages count

12

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT109479,
  author="František {Burian} and Luděk {Žalud} and Petra {Kalvodová} and Tomáš {Jílek} and Lukáš {Kopečný}",
  title="Multi-Robot System for Disaster Area Exploration",
  annote="CASSANDRA robotic system developed at LTR s.r.o. company and Brno University of Technology is described. The system contains operator's station controlled with one operator and a couple of robots – small and big ground robots, flying robots (quadrocopters), and mapping robot. The robots are primarily controlled by the operator with advanced user interface with visual telepresence and augmented reality. Nevertheless the robots include the possibility of semi-autonomous operation based on self-localisation. User interface consists of a computer, joypad, head-mounted display with inertial head-tracker, communication device, and Cassandra software developed by our team in Microsoft .NET. Orpheus class robots are described in the text. The robots are made to be reliable and to be able to work in extreme conditions, they are tested by a series of MIL-STD military tests for environmental parameters, EMC, vibrations and shocks, contamination/decontamination, etc. Orpheus-X3 is a general US&R robot with enhanced victim search capabilities, Orpheus-HOPE is made for water contamination measurements, Orpheus-AC2 is a ruggedized version for environmental parameter measurement. Two flying drones developed completely by our team are described, as well as envMap mapping robot for real-time construction of spatial digital maps with texture mapping. All the robots can be controlled with help of visual telepresence and augmented reality - that makes robot control much more intuitive, and lets the rescuer to concentrate on the mission itself. The control station may be used as a self-containing wearable system. Fusion system with multispectral measurement containing tricolor cameras, thermal imagers and TOF camera is described.",
  address="WIT Press",
  booktitle="Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response IV",
  chapter="109479",
  doi="10.2495/FRIAR140221",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="WIT Press",
  year="2014",
  month="june",
  pages="263--274",
  publisher="WIT Press",
  type="conference paper"
}