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JRM Vol.18 No.3 pp. 312-317
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2006.p0312
(2006)

Paper:

Development of Rockfall Prevention Net Climbing Robot Using a Quadric Chain

Hidekazu Kajiwara, Makoto Arai, Takafumi Noguchi,
and Takashi Nakamura

Kushiro National College of Technology, Nishi 2-32-1, Otanoshike, Kushiro, Hokkaido 084-0916, Japan

Received:
November 5, 2005
Accepted:
March 15, 2006
Published:
June 20, 2006
Keywords:
climbing robot, rockfall prevention net, rock mass investigation, landslide
Abstract

We developed a robot that moves freely over rockfall prevention nets along national roads in Hokkaido. We start by discussing functions required of robots for rock mass investigation. We propose two robots – a climbing robot that climbs to install wires on rockfall prevention nets and an investigation robot that uses these wires to move to the investigation locations to be checked. We then introduce our climbing robot (prototype V), which uses a quadric chain driven by a single motor to climb rockfall prevention nets at 5m/min.

Cite this article as:
Hidekazu Kajiwara, Makoto Arai, Takafumi Noguchi, and
and Takashi Nakamura, “Development of Rockfall Prevention Net Climbing Robot Using a Quadric Chain,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.18, No.3, pp. 312-317, 2006.
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