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Performance Evaluation of Search Robot Prototypes for Special Disaster Areas
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 29, Issue 6,  2015, pp.109-118
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2015.29.6.109
 Title & Authors
Performance Evaluation of Search Robot Prototypes for Special Disaster Areas
Kwark, Jihyun;
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 Abstract
Recently, three kinds of search robot prototypes were developed to assume the role of fire fighters for search and rescue missions in special disaster areas with high heat, smoke, toxic gases, or radioactivity. To accomplish search missions, these robots should be able to endure heat, overcome various obstacles, suppress fires, and see through dense smoke. This study investigated the heat resistance, practicality, and fire fighting capacity of these robots. The results show that the small and middle-sized robots were resistant to surrounding temperatures of , and the fire-fighter-riding robot could endure up to for half an hour. The fire-fighter-riding robot showed excellent extinguishing performance on an A-10 class fire model, which was extinguished within 3 min. The robots also showed various capacities for overcoming obstacles and are expected to play an active role in various special disaster areas.
 Keywords
Special disaster areas;Search robot;Field operation;Performance evaluation;
 Language
Korean
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