Development and Evaluation of a Novel Robotic System for Search and Rescue

Andrea Cachia, M. Nazmul Huda, Pengcheng Liu, Chitta Saha, Andrew Jason Tickle, Ioannis Arvanitakis, Syed Mahfuzul Aziz

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    Search and Rescue robotics is a relatively new field of research, which is growing rapidly as new technologies emerge. However, the robots that are usually applied to the field are generally small and have limited functionality, and almost all of them rely on direct control from a local operator. In this paper, a novel wheeled Search and Rescue robot is proposed which considers new methods of controlling the robot, including using a wireless "tether" in place of a conventional physical one. A prototype is then built which acts as a proof of concept of the robot design and wireless control. The prototype robot is then evaluated to prove its mobility, wireless control and multi-hop networking. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed design incorporating the rocker-bogie suspension system and the multi-hop method of "wireless tethering".

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, London, UK, July 3–5, 2019, Proceedings, Part II
    EditorsKaspar Althoefer, Jelizaveta Konstantinova, Ketao Zhang
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-25332-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-25331-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event20th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019
    Conference number: 20

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume11650 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference20th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference
    Abbreviated titleTAROS 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Multi-hop network
    • Rocker-bogie system
    • Search and rescue robot
    • Wireless control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)


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