Development of Patrol Robot System for Thermal Power Plant Facilities

화력발전설비 감시점검용 필드 로봇 시스템 개발

  • 박준영 (한전전력연구원 녹색성장연구소) ;
  • 이재경 (한전전력연구원 녹색성장연구소) ;
  • 조병학 (한전전력연구원 녹색성장연구소)
  • Published : 2009.08.01


To guarantee the safety and reliability of obsolete thermal power plants, on site routine patrol in their facilities has been done by human workers. Due to their poor working environments, however, a patrol robot system has been gradually required instead of the human workers from the viewpoint of the workers' safety and work efficiency. For this purpose, this paper presents a patrol robot, controllers, and its control scheme. Especially, this robot system uses a line tracing algorithm, which uses a vision camera instead of IR sensors, and an RFID system for its patrol operation. We confirmed its effectiveness through experiments.


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