Mobile Robot Failure Prevention by Real-Time Thermal Monitoring
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The paper deals with improving the reliability of mechanical components of the mobile robot Telerescuer. This improvement is realised by monitoring thermal parameters of some selected critical points of gearboxes and drives using the principles of IoT (Internet of Things) and by transferring all measured values to the ThinksWorx servers. On-line monitoring of the locomotion subsystem with prediction and prevention of a possible mechanical failure is secured by analyses of the data. The data is also used for visualisation directly on the operator station at a model of the robot in a 3D CAD system.
The project has been carried out in a framework of an EU programme of the research fund for Coal and Steel under the grant agreement No. RFCR-CT-2014-00002. This article has also been supported by the specific research project SP2017/143 and by the project “Research Centre of Advanced Mechatronic Systems” (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic).
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