Development of an Experimental Multi-robot CBRNE Reconnaissance Demonstrator

System Description and Technical Validation
  • Frank E. Schneider
  • Dennis Wildermuth
  • Markus Ducke
  • Bernd Brüggemann
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 318)

Abstract

This paper presents a prototype of a multi-robot reconnaissance system for detection of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threats. Our system consists of different robot platforms which are able to carry highly modularized payload platforms: either a multi-purpose CBRNE sensor suite or a mobile manipulator for semi-autonomous sample collection. A variety of sensors is available for detection and identification of chemical and radiological hazards as well as for collecting potentially dangerous airborne biological particles. A manipulator can be used to gather chemical and biological samples directly from surfaces in the environment. A detailed description illustrates the robot platforms, the CBRNE sensor suite and relevant parts of the user interface. For a technical validation preliminary real world experiments are presented.

Keywords

multi-robot CBRNE hazard detection emergency response 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank E. Schneider
    • 1
  • Dennis Wildermuth
    • 1
  • Markus Ducke
    • 1
  • Bernd Brüggemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group Unmanned Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for CommunicationInformation Processing and Ergonomics FKIEWachtbergGermany

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