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Peristaltic Crawling Robot for Use on the Ground and in Plumbing Pipes

  • Satoshi Tesen
  • Norihiko Saga
  • Toshiyuki Satoh
  • Jun-ya Nagase
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 544)

Abstract

In Japan, after the Great Hanshin Earthquake, attention became focused on rescue activities by robots on behalf of disaster victims. Each feature of the rescue robots was investigated. Attention was devoted to the peristalsis performed as a movement mechanism replaced with them when earthworm is movement. This study assesses a robot that can move forward by contact with the ground and by development of a mechanism for movement in pipes.

Keywords

Real Robot Snake Robot Robot Modularity Rescue Robot Robot Climbing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Tesen
    • 1
  • Norihiko Saga
    • 1
  • Toshiyuki Satoh
    • 2
  • Jun-ya Nagase
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human System InteractionKwansei Gakuin UniversityHyogoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Systems Science and TechnologyAkita Prefectural UniversityAkitaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Systems EngineeringRyukoku UniversityShigaJapan

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