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Feasibility study of using line tracer robot under disaster situation
Author(s): Hyung Ki Kim; Gi Sang Choi; Gi Heung Choi
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Paper Abstract

Line tracer robots are widely accepted in various industry for the purpose of moving objects. In this study feasibility of using line tracer robots under disaster situation is studied as the line tracing capability may be useful in case of disaster. A small scale line tracer robot is designed, implemented, and tested under disaster situation. Specifically, the MCU based robot hardware including sensor, encoder, motor, and power supply is designed and implemented. Also, the software for receiving sensor signal, for driving motor and for implementing line searching algorithm is designed. The devised robot detects the guide line using 6 infrared optical sensors and can adjust the direction of motion with the front steering servo motor according to the sensor signal. In driving test, the robot showed reliable performance both on the straight and curved paths having obstacles under limited visibility condition as in disaster situation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 679420 (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784474
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Hyung Ki Kim, Univ. of Seoul (South Korea)
Gi Sang Choi, Univ. of Seoul (South Korea)
Gi Heung Choi, Hansung Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6794:
ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials

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