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Portable Autonomous Window Cleaning Robot

Portable Autonomous Window Cleaning Robot

Abstract: The idea of having a compact and autonomous office or house window cleaning robot is quite simple and very attractive. This small window climbing robot with pneumatic suction cups should be able to move autonomously along an outside surface of high-rise building office window with a relatively large area and meantime clean and wash it. Being manually attached to the outside surface of the room window the robot will execute and accomplish the task of window cleaning automatically in a predefined pattern. The sensory system will help to navigate the robot. It is noted that window cleaning robots are commercially available but pricey (in the range of USD 5000 or more). The designed robot is lightweight, small size and cheap because it is driven only by one rotary actuator and system of properly arranged conventional belts and pulleys. It uses the suction cups to stick to the window pane and set of optical sensors to detect the window frame. The microcontroller is programmed to move the robot in a specific pattern depending on the sensory data. There are no similar reasonably priced rival products available in the market yet.
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Development of Wall Climbing Robot for Cleaning Application

Development of Wall Climbing Robot for Cleaning Application

Climbing robots are useful devices that can be adopted in a variety of applications like maintenance, building, inspection and safety in the process and construction industries. These systems are mainly adopted in places where direct access by a human operator is very expensive, because of the need for scaffolding, or very dangerous, due to the presence of an hostile environment. .Recently, there have been many demands for automatic cleaning system on outside surface of buildings such as window glass by increasing of modern architectures. Some customized window cleaning machines have already been installed into the practical use in the field of building maintenance. However, almost of them are mounted on the building from the beginning and they needs very expensive costs. Therefore, requirements for small, lightweight and portable window cleaning robot are also growing in the field of building maintenance.
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DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL-SIZE WINDOW CLEANING ROBOT BY WALL CLIMBING MECHANISM

DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL-SIZE WINDOW CLEANING ROBOT BY WALL CLIMBING MECHANISM

Abstract: The objective of this research is to develop the small-size and light weight window cleaning robot. The prototype of window cleaning robot has been developed. The dimensions of prototyped robot are approximately 300mm x 300mm x 100mm and its weight is approximately 3 kg. The prototyped robot consists of two independently driven wheels and an active suction cup. The control system which includes traveling direction controller using accelerometer and traveling distance controller using rotary encoder and edge sensors ware installed for autonomous operation. This paper includes background and objectives of this research, prototyped mechanical systems, moving control system, experimental result of basic traveling control and window wiping motion by comparing to with or without of motioned control system, some discussions in each experiment and a conclusion.
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Development of Wall Climbing Robot for Cleaning Application

Development of Wall Climbing Robot for Cleaning Application

Climbing robots are useful devices that can be adopted in a variety of applications like maintenance, building, inspection and safety in the process and construction industries. These systems are mainly adopted in places where direct access by a human operator is very expensive, because of the need for scaffolding, or very dangerous, due to the presence of an hostile environment. .Recently, there have been many demands for automatic cleaning system on outside surface of buildings such as window glass by increasing of modern architectures. Some customized window cleaning machines have already been installed into the practical use in the field of building maintenance. However, almost of them are mounted on the building from the beginning and they needs very expensive costs. Therefore, requirements for small, lightweight and portable window cleaning robot are also growing in the field of building maintenance.
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Design and kinematic analysis of a simply vertical window cleaning robot

Design and kinematic analysis of a simply vertical window cleaning robot

Robot technology is being developed by researchers and The reason is that robots are being asked to work instead of people in more difficult and dangerous jobs, including in construction, manufacturing, and security, because they are able to adapt to different environments and situations. Robots have conquered nearly all the environments in which they have been tested. There is an increasing requisition for the improving of various type service robots to ease humans from risky jobs, such as fire rescue, cleaning the glass-surfaces of skyscrapers, and the inspection of high walls and pipes (Sun et . Recently, research investigating housework automation has attracted the attention of many researchers. One of the most desired functions is house cleaning. In fact, many cleaning robots have been commercialised. However, g robots have not seen widespread use in ordinary families, as there are still a significant number of imperfect elements. The important functions of a cleaning robot include garbage removal, autonomous movement, and determining areas that should be cleaned. Cleaning a surfaces in a house is considerably easier in theory than in reality. The first is that most windows or glass surfaces are too long to reach outside the house, and someone needs to extend the arm out of the Kırklareli University, Engineering Faculty, Mechanical Engineering
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Design of Autonomous Cleaning Robot

Design of Autonomous Cleaning Robot

Automated cleaning robots, as the name indicates it is used for autonomous cleaning of the house, work or public spaces. They find their applications in-floor cleaning, pool cleaning, lawn mowing, and window cleaning. They are characterized by the capability to perform their function autonomously over a substantial time in the presence of obsta- cles. These are categorized under service robots or domestic robots. In (Prassler, Ritter et al. 2000) there is a taxonomy of cleaning robots presented which includes research pro- totypes, commercial products as well as industrial prototypes. This taxonomy is based on the function of the robot namely robotic vacuum cleaners, sweepers, carpet cleaners and scrubbers, duct cleaning robots and robotic road sweepers. In this project, the emphasis is laid on the floor cleaning and board cleaning robots and schools being its working environment. However, the literature on autonomous board cleaning robot was very lim- ited. Hence, a study on wall climbing and window cleaning robots was done to draw ideas for developing methodologies for the design of an autonomous board cleaning robot. 2.2.1 Floor cleaning robots
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DFMA Analysis Of A Water Tank Cleaning Robot

DFMA Analysis Of A Water Tank Cleaning Robot

Giancarlo Rinaldi(2008) developed VR600 Cleaning Robot in Figure 2.2. The underwater missions are providing a hi-tech solution to one of man's most ancient problems - how to secure a constant supply of safe drinking water. In the process, the robot are removing any risk to human life from carrying out operations in a confined space (Giancarlo Rinaldi, 2008).

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Learn By Demonstration Control Algorithm For Cleaning Robot

Learn By Demonstration Control Algorithm For Cleaning Robot

Based on the analysis in the market, it shows that the potential of service robots can be high demand in the global market outlook. From time to time, demands for service robots by the consumer are increasing because they have realized the benefits. These cleaning robots needs to have solid build quality, effortless obstacle avoidance and reasonable programming function as the ideal choice for consumers [1]. So, in this project, the reason to learn by demonstration from the desired trajectory by the users is to reduce their time to finish the chores and able to program the path as they like. Therefore, in Figure 1.1 below shows graph of a potential of Robotic Business Review that: Industrial robotics market forecast growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 to 2020. Service robotics (combined personal and professional) market is expected to grow at a CAGR f 21.5 % from 2014 to 2020 [7].
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A Technological Survey on Autonomous Home Cleaning Robots

A Technological Survey on Autonomous Home Cleaning Robots

Spiral filling paths cover the area starting from the outside [4] and going towards the centre. In figure 1 a typical spiral pattern is shown. In practically every environment a single spiral cannot cover the entire area and thus multiple spirals need to be made, requiring a procedure like backtracking (going back to places where the robot has been before, but where it found a way to go to a still uncovered area) to ensure complete coverage. The backtracking spiral algorithm mentioned is an example of an approximate cellular decomposition. In the algorithm is improved to also handle the covering of cells within this grid that are partially covered by an obstacle (BSA a coarse- grain grid).
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Cleaning System Design For Autonomous Driving Of Car

Cleaning System Design For Autonomous Driving Of Car

The Cleaning system shall store and transport washer fluid to the washer nozzles and deliver required flow and pressure to facilitate the cleaning of the 5 sensors. It shall be easy to fill the washer container without spilling. The system shall supply a signal to alert the driver when the fluid level becomes low. The washer container is an interface to the Sensors cleaning and washer fluid shall also be supplied to the sensor cleaning pumps which is mounted onto the washer container.

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Table Cleaning Robot using GSM and Sensors

Table Cleaning Robot using GSM and Sensors

This floor cleaner robot can work in any of two modes i.e. “Automatic and Manual”. All hardware and software operations are controlled by AT89S52 microcontroller. This robot can perform sweeping and mopping task. RF modules have been used for wireless communication between remote (manual mode) and robot and having range 50m. This robot is incorporated with IR sensor for obstacle detection and automatic water sprayer pump. Four motors are used, two for cleaning, one for water pump and one for wheels. Dual relay circuit used to drive the motors one for water pump and another for cleaner. In previous work, there was no automatic water sprayer used and works only in automatic mode. In the automatic mode robot control all the operations itself and change the lane in case of hurdle detection and moves back. In the manual mode, the keypad is used to perform the expected task and to operate robot. In manual mode, RF module has been used to transmit and receive the information between remote and robot and display the information related to the hurdle detection on LCD. The whole circuitry is connected with 12V battery.[6]
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Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Robot

Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Robot

This project aims at designing and executing the fire sensing, alcohol, bomb and obstacle detection and avoidance robot. A robot obstacle detection system including a robot housing which navigates with respect to a surface and a sensor subsystem having a defined relationship with respect to the housing and aimed at the surface for detecting the surface. The ultrasonic sensor is a pair sensors has a receiver and a transmitter sensor. The transmitter sends the ultrasonic waves, and if the receiver senses any of the transmitted signal it indicates the presence of an obstacle. If the receiver doesn’t sense any signal it indicates the absence of obstacle. If any obstacle is detected the directions of the robot will be automatically changed. This robot is fitted with motors. A micro controller is used to control all operations. According to the motor operations the robot will operate as specified in program.
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Autonomous Coconut Harvesting Robot

Autonomous Coconut Harvesting Robot

Wheels are driven by eight DC motors which are coupled to it. Also two motors are used for performing the robotic arm action. Two motors are for base movement and one shoulder movement. At the tip of the arm, there is a rotor blade provided which is used for cutting purpose, it is driven by a DC motor. The robot locates at center of mass outside of tree and uses wheels to climb vertically. The wheel mechanism is designed for a hybrid climbing method. The robot is able to switch between straight and spiral climbs using compression.

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Online searching with an autonomous robot

Online searching with an autonomous robot

An autonomous mobile robot. From the practical side, our work is motivated by an actual application in robotics: The Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS) has developed autonomous mobile robots that can survey their environment by virtue of a high-resolution, 3D laser scanner [18]. By merging several 3D scans acquired in a stop, scan, plan, go fashion, the robot Kurt3D builds a virtual 3D environment that allows it to navigate, avoid obstacles, and detect objects [15]. This makes the visibility problems described above quite practical, as actually using good trajectories is now possible and desirable.
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Autonomous Electric Vacuum Robot

Autonomous Electric Vacuum Robot

Though it may seem technically correct, the vacuum robot might work incorrect logically. Users may only want the robot to clean a section of the room because some certain reason that may cause harm to the robot itself but the robot goes on cleaning the surfaces of it does not suppose to do. Thus, this creates a conflict for the user to control to where the robot suppose to roam. Other similar incident can happen like when the robot meets a ledge. If there are no proper sensors to detect the ledge, the robot might fall off. Therefore, an invisible barrier can be used to limit the movement of the vacuum robot to avoid crossing restricted areas and ledge sensors are integrated to detect ledges and avoid fall.
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Autonomous Behaviors With A Legged Robot

Autonomous Behaviors With A Legged Robot

Over the last ten years, technological advancements in sensory, motor, and computational capabilities have made it a real possibility for a legged robotic platform to traverse a diverse set of terrains and execute a variety of tasks on its own, with little to no outside intervention. However, there are still several technical challenges to be addressed in order to reach complete autonomy, where such a platform operates as an independent entity that communicates and cooperates with other intelligent systems, including humans. A central limitation for reaching this ultimate goal is modeling the world in which the robot is operating, the tasks it needs to execute, the sensors it is equipped with, and its level of mobility, all in a unified setting. This thesis presents a simple approach resulting in control strategies that are backed by a suite of formal correctness guarantees. We showcase the virtues of this approach via implementation of two behaviors on a legged mobile platform, autonomous natural terrain ascent and indoor multi-flight stairwell ascent, where we report on an extensive set of experiments demonstrating their empirical success. Lastly, we explore how to deal with violations to these models, specifically the robot's environment, where we present two possible extensions with potential performance improvements under such conditions.
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FULLY AUTOMATED HYBRID HOME CLEANING ROBOT

FULLY AUTOMATED HYBRID HOME CLEANING ROBOT

In 21 century the world is rapidly being acquired by robots, in recent years we have seen many types of floor cleaners most of them are based on the simple application of vacuum. In our research we developed a floor cleaner which is hybrid floor cleaner (vacuum and mopping), it performs all tasks automatically so we called it fully automatic hybrid home cleaning robot. Mainly we use Arduino 328p as controller which works with sensing devices IR sensor and ultrasonic sensor. It uses 3 motors, 2 for wheels and one for mopping. Vacuum unit is at the front of robot to suck all the dust particles. Motor driver IC LM293D is used for driving all three motors and 12 V battery is used as power source.IR and ultrasonic sensors is used for sensing obstacles in way of robot. Robot is operated by an advanced developed algorithm which incorporates the action of sensors and motors.
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Autonomous Landmine Detecting and Mapping Robot

Autonomous Landmine Detecting and Mapping Robot

This Project Contains Multiple Sensors For Detecting The Landmines. A Land Mine Detection Robot Is Needed To Employ In Peace Support Operations And In The Clearance Of Contaminated Areas. Also The Robot Shall Be Able To Detect 50-90% Of Landmines (Anti-Personnel Mines) And Mark The Locations Of The Mines Within A Tolerance Of 5cm And It Is Able To Send The Location To The Operator Via Gsm. For The Safety Of The Operator, The Designed Robot Must Be Able To Operate Remotely. Moreover, It Must Be Equipped With Wireless Data Transmitting Capabilities .Landmines Are Easy-To-Make, Cheap And Effective Weapons That Can Be Deployed Easily Over Large Areas To Prevent Enemy Movements. Mines Are Often Laid In Groups, Called Mine Fields, And Are Designed To Prevent The Enemy From Passing Through A Certain Area, Or Sometimes To Force An Enemy Through A Particular Area. While More Than 350 Varieties Of Mines Exist, They Can Be Broken Into Two Categories, Namely, Anti- Personnel Mines And Anti-Tank Mines. Anti-Personnel Mines Are Designed To Kill Or Injure Enemy Combatants. They Are Usually Buried 10mm To 40mm Beneath The Soil And It Requires About 9 Kg Minimum Pressures To Detonate Them. The Face Diameter Of Most The Anti-Personal Mines Ranges From 5.6cm To 13.3 Cm. Hence To Prevent From These Mines We Designed This System Which Is Light Weighted And Will Detect The Mine.
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Autonomous Mobile Robot That Can Read

Autonomous Mobile Robot That Can Read

The experiments were done in two phases: Phase 1 con- sisted in making the robot read one character per sheet of paper, and Phase 2 extended this capability to the interpreta- tion of words and sentences. For Phase 1, the alphabet was re- stricted to numbers from 0 to 9, the first letters of the names of our robots (H, C, J, V, L, A), the four cardinal points (N, E, S, W), front, right, bottom, and left arrows, and a charg- ing station sign, for a total of 25 characters. Fonts used were Arial and Times. In Phase 1, tests were made with di ff erent neural network topologies in order to find adequate con- figurations for Character Recognition only. For Phase 2, the character set was 26 capital letters (A to Z, Arial font) and 10 digits (0 to 9) in order to generate words and sentences. All symbols and messages were printed in black on a legal size (8 . 5 inches × 11 inches) sheet of paper (colored or white, specified as a parameter in the algorithm). Phase 2 focused more on the recognition of sets of words, from the first line to the last, word by word, sending characters one by one to the neural network for recognition and then applying the dictio- nary.
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Autonomous Seeding and Spraying Spider Robot

Autonomous Seeding and Spraying Spider Robot

Farmers today spend a part of money on machines that offer assistance them decrease labor and increase yield of crops but the profit and efficiency are especially less. Hence automation is the perfect arrangement to overcome all the shortcomings by making machines that perform one operations and robotizing it to increment yield on a large scale. Robott able of performing operations like automatic seed dispensing, and pesticide spraying. Legged robots are well suited to walk on troublesome landscapes at the cost of requiring complex control frameworks to walk indeed on flat surfaces. It should be assumed that walking on abrupt terrain is the typical situation for legged robot. . With this premise in intellect, we have created a robot controller for a four legged robot that permits it walk over difficult terrains in an independent way. The main component here is the Attiny2313 microcontroller that oversees the entire process. Its hexapod body can independently walk in any direction, avoiding objects with its ultrasonic sensor. Its walking algorithms allow it to instantly change direction and walk in any new direction without turning its body. Robot capable to dig a hole and plant a seed and make a hole and apply fertilizers on the marking agent. The device used for route is an ultrasonic sensor which persistently sends data to the microcontroller. On the field the robot operates on automated mode, but outside the field is strictly operated in manual mode.
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