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Rescue Robot 'Sees' With Drone Eyes


The prototype construction robot and tethered drone.

Researchers at Japan's Osaka University, Kobe University, Tohoku University, Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief.

Credit: Asian Scientist

Researchers at Japan's Osaka University, Kobe University, Tohoku University, Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a prototype construction robot that can be used for disaster relief.

The prototype has improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines.

The rescue robot incorporates a wide range of emerging technologies, including sensitive measuring systems and a tethered drone that can replace the human operator.

The system features a flying multi-rotor unmanned aircraft vehicle that can capture video, enabling human operators to assess the area surrounding the robot. The drone has four fish-eye cameras that are equipped with far-infrared ray-sensing capabilities, and can view long-wavelength light.

In addition, the researchers are developing new robots with a double rotation mechanism and double arms to achieve higher operability and terrain adaptability.

From Asian Scientist
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