Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments

 

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Marais, Stephen en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dreyer, Eugene en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-28T14:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-28T14:53:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dreyer, E. 2012. Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10370
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This report documents the research, design, manufacturing, and testing of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) robotic platform. Robotic pjatbrms such as these are typically used as Urban Search and Resue (USAR) platforms, as in the World Trade Tower collapses in 2001, however this platform was designed to be a general purpose platform with applications beyond search and rescue. This is the 5th iteration of the platform. It was originally conceived as a platform for transporting mapping equipment into the ore passes or mines. As the project matured it progressed from a solution to this specific problem into a general purpose vehicle for transporting a variety of equipment into variety af hazardous environments. Through the University of Cape Town (UCT) Robotics and Agents Research Laboratory's involvement with the RoboCup Soccer project, the RoboCup Rescue competition emerged as an ideat test bed and development community for this type of platform. While the competition focuses specifically on USAR robots, the test procedures and equipment in use have many possible applications. Papers detailing the design of participating robots were analysed for useful design features and failings to avoid the many stumbling blocks for development of such a platform. Commercial robotic platforms such as the iRobot? Pock Bot were also investigated. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image
dc.identifier.apacitation Dreyer, E. (2012). <i>Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10370 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Dreyer, Eugene. <i>"Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10370 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Dreyer E. Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10370 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Dreyer, Eugene AB - This report documents the research, design, manufacturing, and testing of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) robotic platform. Robotic pjatbrms such as these are typically used as Urban Search and Resue (USAR) platforms, as in the World Trade Tower collapses in 2001, however this platform was designed to be a general purpose platform with applications beyond search and rescue. This is the 5th iteration of the platform. It was originally conceived as a platform for transporting mapping equipment into the ore passes or mines. As the project matured it progressed from a solution to this specific problem into a general purpose vehicle for transporting a variety of equipment into variety af hazardous environments. Through the University of Cape Town (UCT) Robotics and Agents Research Laboratory's involvement with the RoboCup Soccer project, the RoboCup Rescue competition emerged as an ideat test bed and development community for this type of platform. While the competition focuses specifically on USAR robots, the test procedures and equipment in use have many possible applications. Papers detailing the design of participating robots were analysed for useful design features and failings to avoid the many stumbling blocks for development of such a platform. Commercial robotic platforms such as the iRobot? Pock Bot were also investigated. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments TI - Development of a robotic platform for the exploration of hazardous environments UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10370 ER - en_ZA


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record