Thursday, 13 April 2006
Student ID & Name
RAI   Student ID 0595XXX
Title of project
Developing of micro robot using hopping locomotion principle
Subtitle
Micro hopping robots that is sensible to light
Keywords
micro robot, light sensitive, hopping
Objective & Aim of achievement
Long focus
  • Creating micro hopping robot for disaster survivor detection
Short focus
¡¤ Creating micro hopping robot that is sensitive to light
¡¤ Developing how to make the micro hopping robot can be faster
¡¤ Controlling the movement of the micro robots (direction etc)
¡¤ Creating a smaller robot than previous
Outline of Project
1) Principle of locomotion is hopping
2) The micro robot using body that is created using software MiniCAD 7.0
3) The robot is sensible to light
4) Size is as small as possible
Principle & Approach
The robot will use hopping locomotion instead of wheel or legs. The advantage is it will be easier to make small robots using hopping locomotion. If we use wheel, the motor will be bigger so the dimension of robot will be bigger too and if we use leg (e.g. ASIMO, AIBO) it will cost a lot and the size will be big too. The micro robot will use two DC motors to control its movement. Some of the micro robots are using only one DC motors, but it is difficult to control.¡¡
Application for the robots is for rapid location of survivors of collapsed buildings from natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Owing to the small size of the robots, they should be able to penetrate rubble better and faster than larger robots or even trained dog or human.
Schedule
April                  Review how far the research has been done,
and try to think what to be added in this research,
May                 Using MATLAB for improving the research and try
several  shape of body
June                  try to make several robots
July                   Test the robot performance and prepare the paper
August               Preparing for presentation
Status of project
I have learnt the locomotion principle of the micro hopping robot.
I have made the electronic circuit of the micro robots.
I have made some part of the body of the micro robots
I have learnt how to use the cutting machine
Problem
  • Software is in Japanese
  • Status of project
    I have learnt the locomotion principle of the micro hopping robot.
    I have made the electronic circuit of the micro robots.
    I have made some part of the body of the micro robots
    I have learnt how to use the cutting machine
    Problem
    • Software is in Japanese
    • It won¡¯t be easy to control the robot movement
    • It need several times to make a good shape of body of this robot
    • Have to have more practice how to use the cutting machine
References
[1] R. Misumi, S. Kurata, H. Aoyama, Design and development of Micro Hopping Robots for Rescue Operation,
[2] H. Aoyama, D. Misaki, T. Sumrall, Micro Hopping Robot with IR Sensor for Disaster Survivor Detection, IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, Kobe, 2005