We are developing a robot capable of inspecting the depths of debris in catastrophy situations, such as earthquakes. Additionally we could provide water and drugs to potentially locked up persons.
Our robot is aiming to perform inspection tasks in hardly reachable and confined spaces. Not only in search and rescue but also for example by entering tight and long pipelines on industrial sites for inspection routines.
Our robot has a diameter of 10 cm and can expand up to 17 m in length.
Move forward and sideward using a pressure-based steering technique for vine robots.
Through a separate tube we can transport water or medics directly to the head of the robot.
Equipped with visual-inertial sensors for inspection and mapping.
RoBoa, ETH Zürich
LEE J 206