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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