The versatile spider robot
autorzy: Ehsan Marzban Shirkharkolaei, Morteza Chamanara, Vahid Faghihi, Hamid Gharehbaghi, Sima Chabi Vaisi Nezhad, Armin Ahanrobay, Amin Ahanrobay, Noushin Ahanrobay, Mahdieh Souri
This robot uses three different job mechanism, moving with four legs like a spider, with four wheels like a car and with four propellers like a quadcopter that has the ability to access to any impassable areas or difficult to reach locations. In addition, the robot has a 3D FDM printer and due to having the ability to move and fly, printing and re-printing process can be done in any location. The robot takes the full advantage of a Delta CNC that uses milling, drilling, laser, sensors and sampling. So, by having this ability, this robot can be used in any locations. For example, sampling soil or tree and testing can help determine and being aware of their condition and properties. Or use a sprayer to control pests in a given area. In front of this robot, there is a camera with a 2 free degree stand that makes possible the operating of this from long distance. Moreover, aerial photography and image processing can provide a great deal of information about natural resources, forests, and wildlife. And it can also be used to detect pests by photographing trees and leaves. Another application of this robot is relief on distant or impassable locations. And it can be used in post-disaster crises such as earthquakes. We also used solar panels to improve efficiency and charge the batteries. Finally, in the future, we want to develop this project for underwater applications. The robot has already been tested and produced. At the moment, it is under investigation for mass production based on the industrial specific requirements.
Ochrona własności intelektualnej
Patent - przyznany
poziom gotowości technologicznej
TRL 5 prototyp