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Modular robotic system for forensic investigation support
Author(s): Grzegorz Kowalski; Jakub Główka; Mateusz Maciaś; Sławomir Puchalski
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Paper Abstract

Forensic investigation on the crime scene is an activity that requires not only knowledge about the ways of searching for evidence, collecting and processing them. In some cases the area of operation might not be properly secured and poses threat to human health or life. Some devices or materials may be left intentionally or not to injure potential investigators. Besides conventional explosives, threats can be in form of CBRN materials, which have not only immediate effect on the exposed personnel, but can contaminate further people, when being transferred for example on clothes or unsecured equipment. In this case a risk evaluation should be performed, that can lead to conclusions that it is too dangerous for investigators to work. In that kind of situation remote devices, which are able to examine the crime scene and secure samples, can be used. In the course of R&D activities PIAP developed a system, which is based on small UGV capable of carrying out inspection of suspicious places and securing evidence, when needed. The system consists of remotely controlled mobile robot, its control console and a set of various inspection and support tools, that enable detection of CBRN threats as well as revelation, documentation and securing of the evidence. This paper will present main features of the system, like mission adjustment possibilities and communication aspects, and also examples of the forensic accessories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10441, Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies, 104410O (5 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278735
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Grzegorz Kowalski, Przemysłowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarów (Poland)
Jakub Główka, Przemysłowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarów (Poland)
Mateusz Maciaś, Przemysłowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarów (Poland)
Sławomir Puchalski, Przemysłowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarów (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10441:
Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies
Henri Bouma; Felicity Carlysle-Davies; Robert James Stokes; Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Editor(s)

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