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Title: Robots, systems, and methods for hazard evaluation and visualization

Abstract

A robot includes a hazard sensor, a locomotor, and a system controller. The robot senses a hazard intensity at a location of the robot, moves to a new location in response to the hazard intensity, and autonomously repeats the sensing and moving to determine multiple hazard levels at multiple locations. The robot may also include a communicator to communicate the multiple hazard levels to a remote controller. The remote controller includes a communicator for sending user commands to the robot and receiving the hazard levels from the robot. A graphical user interface displays an environment map of the environment proximate the robot and a scale for indicating a hazard intensity. A hazard indicator corresponds to a robot position in the environment map and graphically indicates the hazard intensity at the robot position relative to the scale.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082739
Patent Number(s):
8355818
Application Number:
12/553,794
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05D - SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Nielsen, Curtis W., Bruemmer, David J., Walton, Miles C., Hartley, Robert S., Gertman, David I., Kinoshita, Robert A., and Whetten, Jonathan. Robots, systems, and methods for hazard evaluation and visualization. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Nielsen, Curtis W., Bruemmer, David J., Walton, Miles C., Hartley, Robert S., Gertman, David I., Kinoshita, Robert A., & Whetten, Jonathan. Robots, systems, and methods for hazard evaluation and visualization. United States.
Nielsen, Curtis W., Bruemmer, David J., Walton, Miles C., Hartley, Robert S., Gertman, David I., Kinoshita, Robert A., and Whetten, Jonathan. Tue . "Robots, systems, and methods for hazard evaluation and visualization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082739.
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abstractNote = {A robot includes a hazard sensor, a locomotor, and a system controller. The robot senses a hazard intensity at a location of the robot, moves to a new location in response to the hazard intensity, and autonomously repeats the sensing and moving to determine multiple hazard levels at multiple locations. The robot may also include a communicator to communicate the multiple hazard levels to a remote controller. The remote controller includes a communicator for sending user commands to the robot and receiving the hazard levels from the robot. A graphical user interface displays an environment map of the environment proximate the robot and a scale for indicating a hazard intensity. A hazard indicator corresponds to a robot position in the environment map and graphically indicates the hazard intensity at the robot position relative to the scale.},
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