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Compact Rescue Robot

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The Compact Rescue Robot is a testbed for the Center of Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. It has four fluid-powered legs, each with three degrees of freedom. In order to effectively operate all 12 degrees of freedom from a remote location, the user interface combines both visual as well as haptic feedback to inform the user of the state of the robot as well as the environment. This includes a motion-tracking camera, visual animation of the robot system, and phantom haptic device. Unlike most existing applications in fluid power, the Compact Rescue Robot focuses on a smaller power scale. Although the testbed focuses on robots for disaster response and rescue missions, it could be extended to other applications including service, agriculture, construction, and medicine.


Compact Rescue Robot
CCEFP Testbed 4

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