Development of disaster-responding special-purpose machinery: Results of experiments

Jin Tak Kim, Sangshin Park, Sang Chul Han, Jinhyeon Kim, Hyogon Kim, Young Ho Choi, Jaehong Seo, Sanguk Chon, Jungyeong Kim, Jungsan Cho

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The frequent occurrence of disasters has prompted the development of efficient disaster-responding equipment. This study deals with the design of special-purpose machinery and its performance assessment. We defined scenarios through the environmental analysis of disaster situations and expert consulting. We also formulated a set of design specifications by analyzing the objectives of the tasks that must be performed at disaster sites, based on simulated scenarios and existing disaster response machinery. The disaster-responding special-purpose machinery was designed to perform various tasks and display rapid movement in disaster situations. Moreover, this paper presents the control structure configured to operate the developed machinery. The performance of the special-purpose machinery was assessed through different scenario tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-804
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Field Robotics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sept
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Technology Innovation Program (10052968, Development of core components and systems for special purposed machine in disaster environment) funded By the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea) and in part by the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology as “Development of Soft Robotics Technology for Human‐Robot Coexistence Care Robots (KITECH EH220002)” project.

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  • disaster response
  • remotely operated vehicle
  • systems design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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