Deploying Robots in Hazardous Environments Using Wired and Wireless Communications

By C. Mala, K. Shyam Ravi Shanker and N.P. Gopalan.

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To aid people working in hazardous situations such as defence, military and for those pursuing research, a robot based on superimposing technique capable of performing any task and which can be controlled via wireless or wired link is proposed in this paper. These robots will be of immense use in such situations as they can fill in the roles of human beings. The distance between the robot and the point of control can be upto 75km. The movement pattern of the robot follows that of the human who controls it. If the robot is controlled by a wireless link, then the control signals are transmitted via FM and if it is a wired link, then the signals are sent from a computer. To get better precision and resolution in control, an Auto. Calibration technique is also used. Any movement made by the user will be replicated by the robot at a distance place. This method completely eliminates the need for sensors to be mounted on the robot and is very cheap compared to the existing techniques with robots.

Keywords: Robot, Wired, Wireless Communication, Control

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.97-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.374MB).

Prof. C. Mala

Faculty, Department of Computer Science and Eng., National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

C.Mala obtained her B.E. (HONS.) with University Rank in Electronics and Communication Engg. from Government College of Engg., Tirunelveli, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India in the year 1987 and completed her Post graduation in Computer Science and Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (formerly Regional Engineering College) in the year 1990.She is working as a Faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in National Institute of Technology since 1991. Her research interests include Computer networks, Algorithms, Wireless and Mobile computing. She has published 20 papers in various International journals, International and National conferences.

K. Shyam Ravi Shanker

Student, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

K. Shyam Ravi Shanker is an undergraduate Student of Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department in National Institute of Technology, India. His areas of interest include Robotics, Control Systems, Microcontrollers and Psycho Motor Domains and Communication.

Dr. N.P. Gopalan

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

N.P.Gopalan received M.Sc degree with university rank in Mathematics from Madras University in 1978, PhD in Applied Mathematics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1983.He received M.E degree in computer Science and Engineering from NIT, Tiruchirappalli and currently serving as the Professor of Computer Applications in it. He has authored books on web technology and TCP/IP. His areas of interest include Algorithms, Combinatorics, Data Mining, Distributed and Mobile Computing.

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