Plasma-RX: Autonomous Rescue robots

  title={Plasma-RX: Autonomous Rescue robots},
  author={Kamol Chuengsatiansup and Krittanai Sajjapongse and Phartara Kruapraditsiri and Chanin Chanma and Nawarat Termthanasombat and Yuttana Suttasupa and Sukhum Sattaratnamai and Ekkaluk Pongkaew and Pakorn Udsatid and Borirak Hattha and Panut Wibulpolprasert and Prasit Usaphapanus and Nantinee Tulyanon and Manop Wongsaisuwan and Wittaya Wannasuphoprasit and Prabhas Chongstitvatana},
  journal={2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics},
Plasma-RX is a team of robots for search and rescue mission in an urban environment. The robot configuration contains differential drive tracks with front/rear flippers and serial-link arms equipped with cameras. They contain many sensors: thermopile array, CO2 sensor, microphone, tilt sensor, digital compass and laser range finder. For low level control of robots, a processor Arm7 and a special-purpose controller implemented with FPGA are used. An onboard computer performs high level… Expand
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