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Proposition of a human body searching strategy using a cable-driven robot at major disaster

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6 Author(s)
Takemura, F. ; International Rescue Syst. Inst., Kobe, Japan ; Enomoto, M. ; Denou, K. ; Erbatur, K.
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At large-scale urban earthquake disaster, human search is the most important process in rescue activities. This research develops a parallel cable-driven robot focusing on information acquisition from sky at crushed structures at landslide caused by huge earthquake. This robot is driven by multiple cables to move a sensor head with 6 degrees of freedom. This paper proposes the concept of this new search system, and illustrates usefulness of the human body searching strategy by several experimental results.

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Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2004. (IROS 2004). Proceedings. 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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28 Sept.-2 Oct. 2004

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