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Automated security response robot
Author(s): Dominic A. Ciccimaro; Hobart R. Everett; Gary A. Gilbreath; Tien T. Tran
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Paper Abstract

ROBART III is intended as an advance demonstration platform for non-lethal response measures, extending the concepts of reflexive teleoperation into the realm of coordinated weapons control in law enforcement and urban warfare scenarios. A rich mix of ultrasonic and optical proximity and range sensors facilitates remote operation in unstructured and unexplored buildings with minimal operator supervision. Autonomous navigation and mapping of interior spaces is significantly enhanced by an innovative algorithm which exploits the fact that the majority of man-made structures are characterized by parallel and orthogonal walls. Extremely robust intruder detection and assessment capabilities are achieved through intelligent fusion of a multitude of inputs form various onboard motion sensors. Intruder detection is addressed by a 360-degree staring array of passive-IR motion detectors, augmented by a number of positionable head-mounted sensors. Automatic camera tracking of a moving target is accomplished using a video line digitizer. Non-lethal response systems include a six- barrelled pneumatically-powered Gatling gun, high-powered strobe lights, and three ear-piercing 103-decibel sirens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3525, Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems, (8 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335728
Show Author Affiliations
Dominic A. Ciccimaro, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Hobart R. Everett, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Gary A. Gilbreath, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Tien T. Tran, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3525:
Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Howie M. Choset; Douglas W. Gage; Pushkin Kachroo; Mikhail A. Kourjanski; Marten J. de Vries; Pushkin Kachroo; Mikhail A. Kourjanski; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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