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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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Patrol Robot;Thermal Power Plant;Line Tracing;RFID

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