ROBOTICS

Search and Rescue Robot

Natural disasters and accidents leads to a large-scale destruction of human lives and properties. In such cases, no matter how hazardous the situation, rescuing as many survivors as quickly as possible or supplying food, water and medicine becomes a top priority. Rescue robots fulfill this complex task which is otherwise very hazardous for human rescue workers to undertake.

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Depending on the application, rescue robots can have different functions, structure or size. A typical rescue robot is mainly composed of sensors, processing unit, wireless communication module, audio module and an output driver module. The often-used sensors in a rescue robot include temperature sensor, gas sensors, a camera (image sensor), ultrasonic sensors, infrared sensors, laser sensors, gyroscopes and accelerometers. Their job is to collect environment information on site, detect obstacles, navigate and locate robot itself, and find vital signs. Processing unit could include a multimedia processor and a microcontroller (MCU or DSC). Multimedia processor is used to implement image processing algorithms. Microcontroller (MCU or DSC) is used to process signals from sensors, implement control algorithms, and give instructions to drive servo and BLDC motors. Wireless communication modules (WIFI) are responsible for transmitting on-site images and data to rescuers. Audio modules can be used by survivors found in the ruins to directly talk to the rescuers. Output driver module is used to drive wheels or caterpillar tracks when moving forward, climbing ramps and stairs, and overcoming obstacles. It also drives camera and searchlight to rotate when searching for survivors.

With the emergence of more advanced microelectronics, sensor and wireless communication technologies, as well as better algorithms; rescue robots would play a greater role in the rescue operations for the future.

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AT91SAM7SE-EKATMEL
AT91SAM7SE-EK
EVALUATION KIT
AT91SAM7S-EKATMEL
AT91SAM7S-EK
DEVELOPMENT KIT, SMART ARM, 32-BIT
LPC-P2378OLIMEX
LPC-P2378
BOARD, LPC2378 W/ENET-USB-CAN-SD/MMC
LPC2378-STKOLIMEX
LPC2378-STK
KIT, DEVELOPMENT, LPC2378 ARM7 BOARD
OM11042NXP
OM11042
KIT, MBED PROTOTYPING BOARD, LPC2368
LPC-E2468OLIMEX
LPC-E2468
BOARD, DEV, LINUX FOR LPC-E2468
LPC2478-STKOLIMEX
LPC2478-STK
KIT, NXP ARM7TDMI-S LINUX
EKB-UCOS3-BNDLTEXAS INSTRUMENTS
EKB-UCOS3-BNDL
KIT, EVALBOT W/ UC/OS-III BOOK
EKB-UCOS3-EVMTEXAS INSTRUMENTS
EKB-UCOS3-EVM
MOD, EVAL, UC/OS-III, LM3S0B92
EKI-LM3S6965TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
EKI-LM3S6965
KIT, EVAL, LM3S6965, ENET, IAR
EKI-LM3S8962TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
EKI-LM3S8962
KIT, EVAL, LM3S8962, ENET+CAN, IAR
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