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JRM Vol.17 No.3 pp. 342-351
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2005.p0342
(2005)

Paper:

Development of a Simple Search Device Driven by a Human-Powered Generator

Tomoharu Doi, Tatsuki Sasahara, Tadahiro Kaneda,
Toshitaka Umemoto, and Yasumasa Yoshitani

Osaka Prefectural College of Technology, 26-12 Saiwai-cho, Neyagawa-city, Osaka 572-8572, Japan

Received:
October 24, 2004
Accepted:
March 15, 2005
Published:
June 20, 2005
Keywords:
rescue robot, rescue tool, search and rescue, power generation, rescue engineering
Abstract

Interest has grown in the potential application of robot technology at accident and disaster sites where there exists the possibility of secondary disasters, and much effort is being channeled into research in this area. Yet, much of this effort has been directed at advanced, expensive robot technologies. We have been looking at ways of realizing a readily applicable robot technology for such disaster sites, and propose a relatively low-cost rescue robot with simple intuitive operation that does not require power supply lines. We report on a simple search device based on a human-powered generator, an improved version of an earlier device using a direct mechanical drive for mobility.

Cite this article as:
Tomoharu Doi, Tatsuki Sasahara, Tadahiro Kaneda,
Toshitaka Umemoto, and Yasumasa Yoshitani, “Development of a Simple Search Device Driven by a Human-Powered Generator,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.17, No.3, pp. 342-351, 2005.
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