Development of an Intelligent Robotic Rein for Haptic Control and Interaction with Mobile Machines
The rescue services face numerous challenges when entering and exploring dangerous environments in low or no visibility conditions and often without meaningful auditory and visual feedback. In such situations, rescue-personnel may have to rely solely on their own immediate haptic feedback in order to make their way in and out of a burning building by running their hands along the wall as a means of navigation. Consequently, the development of technology and machinery (robot) to support exploration and aid navigation would provide a significant benefit to the search and rescue operation; enhancing the capabilities of the fire and rescue personal and increasing their ability to exit safely . A brief review and analysis of the previous published literature on exploring environments in low or no visibility conditions where haptic feedback has been utilized is provided and the design of a new intelligent haptic rein is proposed.
KeywordsHaptic feedback Haptic rein Navigation
This work was supported by Libyan Embassy.
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