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Small scale implementation of a robotic urban search and rescue network

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dc.contributor.author Kibler, Steven G.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-29T23:38:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-29T23:38:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/8454
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract With the advancement of robotics technologies, it is now possible to use robots for high risk jobs that have historically been accomplished by humans. One such example is the use of robots for Urban Search and Rescue (USR): finding chemical spills, fires, or human survivors in disaster areas. With the ability to include inexpensive wireless transceivers, it is possible to network numerous robots as part of a swarm that can explore an area much more expeditiously than a single robot can. With the inclusion of wireless capabilities comes the necessity to create a protocol for the communication between robots. Also necessary is the creation of an exploration protocol that allows the network of robots to explore such a building or search area in as little time as possible yet as accurately as possible. This thesis covers the development of such a network of robots, starting with the hardware/software co-design, the individual robots' control mechanisms, and their mapping and communications protocols. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Robots en_US
dc.subject Search and rescue operations en_US
dc.subject Automation en_US
dc.subject Robotics en_US
dc.subject Search and rescue operations en_US
dc.subject Equipment and supplies en_US
dc.subject Rescue work en_US
dc.title Small scale implementation of a robotic urban search and rescue network en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.degree ms en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US


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