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Main Title Demonstration of Autonomous Air Monitoring Through Robotics.
Author Rancatore, R. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA. ;Advanced Resource Development Corp., Columbia, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Nov 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-2393; EPA/600/2-89/500;
Stock Number PB90-134164
Additional Subjects Robots ; Air quality ; Navigation ; Automatic control ; Demonstrations ; Computer aided control systems ; Tests ; Air monitoring
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-134164 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/15/1990
Collation 55p
The project included modifying an existing teleoperated robot to include autonomous navigation, large object avoidance, and air monitoring and demonstrating that prototype robot system in indoor and outdoor environments. The robot was also modified to carry a HNU PI-101 Photoionization Detector air monitoring device. A sonar range finder, which already was an integral part of the 'Surveyor,' was repositioned to the front of the robot chassis to detect large obstacles in the path of the robot. In addition, the software of the onboard computer was also extensively modified to provide: navigation control, dynamic steering to smoothly follow the wire-course without hesitation, obstacle avoidance, autonomous shut down and remote reporting of toxic substance detection.