Emerging technology for remote IED render safe using the OzBot

Mullins, James, Fielding, Mick and Nahavandi, Saeid 2010, Emerging technology for remote IED render safe using the OzBot, in LWC 2010 : Proceedings of the Land Warfare Conference, Commonwealth of Australia, [Canberra, A.C.T.), pp. 199-206.

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Title Emerging technology for remote IED render safe using the OzBot
Author(s) Mullins, James
Fielding, MickORCID iD for Fielding, Mick orcid.org/0000-0001-7569-8499
Nahavandi, SaeidORCID iD for Nahavandi, Saeid orcid.org/0000-0002-0360-5270
Conference name Land Warfare Conference (2010 : Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 15-19 Nov. 2010
Title of proceedings LWC 2010 : Proceedings of the Land Warfare Conference
Editor(s) Puri, Vinod
Filippidis, Despina
Publication date 2010
Conference series Land Warfare Conference
Start page 199
End page 206
Total pages 8
Publisher Commonwealth of Australia
Place of publication [Canberra, A.C.T.)
Summary The Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR) based within Deakin University’s Geelong campus has been developing technology specifically for remote render-safe of IED since being awarded a CTD contact in 2006. During this time, research engineers have worked with key defence and industry stakeholders to develop a series of robotic platforms tasked with immersing a soldier in his or her remote environment. Utilising Haptics (force feedback technology), stereovision (binocular video stream for depth perception) and intuitive user controls, the robots have been engineered to deliver maximum effectiveness while allowing minimal training liability. In Victoria, CISR’s OzBot series of mobile platforms have been used by the Victorian Police in a first-responder capacity, exploiting the 30-sec system boot-up and man-portable design to get eyes-on-target at the soonest possible moment. The CISR robotics group has been working on technologies that reduce operator fatigue, minimise training liability and maintenance, developing simulation technologies for increased training availability and develop mobile platforms with increased range, payload, manipulator reach and capability. This paper describes some of the technologies, methods and systems developed by CISR in the field of IED neutralisation with the aim of increasing military awareness of Australian capability.
ISBN 9780980872309
Language eng
Field of Research 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035369

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Intelligent Systems Research
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