Advancing towards rescuer robot team
Authors: Nazmul Huda, M., Whittaker, J., Wane, S.O. and Yu, H.
Journal: SKIMA 2010 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications: ''Towards Happiness and Sustainable Development''
This paper presents architecture for a novel rescuer robot team based on a multihop mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) for disastrous conditions. In hazardous and dangerous circumstances such as earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, or other natural or manmade disasters the robot team can perform a rescue mission. In many disasters the total infrastructure is broken: no roads, no mobile networks, no internet and no satellite communication. Then the only access to the disaster area is by helicopters. The proposed rescue team can be dropped into the region and, along with the controller PC will form a multihop MANET and can perform the rescue tasks. Here, a prototype for a single rescue robot is developed which can be controlled wirelessly and also can perform the job of a patroller.