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We propose track-changeable quadruped walking robot, named “TITAN X”. TITAN X is a new leg-track hybrid mobile robot with a special leg driving system on each leg. A belt on each leg changes to a timing-belt in leg form and a track-belt in track form. TITAN X walks in leg form on rough terrain and makes tracked locomotion using track-belt on(More)
Mobile robots are expected to support relief activities, after a great scale disaster. These robots need ability to move on/in rubble in order to collect information related to victims and the conditions. In order to attain this purpose, we proposed a transformational mobile robot (CUBIC-R), which can traverse rubble omni-directional. The robot's shape is(More)
In the paper, we show mobility and operability of flexible mono-tread mobile track (FMT) through experiments. For mobility, FMT can climb over a thin plate, recover from lying position on its side, and side wind. As a result, it is partly proven that FMT has enough ability for the complex environment. For operability, FMT is better than a differential type(More)
We discuss a conceptual design of rescue robots against nuclear-power plant accidents. We claim that the rescue robots in nuclear-power plants should have the following properties. (1) The size is small. (2) The structure is simple. (3) The number of the robots is large. This paper studies the rescue robots to rescue people in an area polluted with(More)
A sarin gas incident occurred in the Tokyo subway system on March 20, 1995. This fatal gas attack caused sicknesses to many passengers. Since the disaster broke out under the ground, the main job of rescue personnel was to transport victims on stretchers to a first-aid station on the ground. So, we research and development the rescue support stretcher(More)