Aquapod: A small amphibious robot with sampling capabilities

Sandeep Dhull, Dario Canelon, Apostolos Kottas, Justin Dancs, Andrew Carlson, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Mobile robots are often proposed as a favorable substitute to human correspondence in emergency response, disaster relief, and environmental monitoring scenarios. In this work, the next iteration of the Aquapod is proposed as a method to facilitate collection of subsurface liquid samples in order to assess toxicity levels in a body of water. This amphibious small form-factor robot is equipped with a buoyancy control unit, detachable fluidic sampling unit, and a wide range of sensing and processing capabilities. The robot was designed to move and collect water samples to a maximum depth of ten meters. Its unique form of tumbling locomotion results in a versatile platform that can be used in both terrestrial and aquatic environments leveraging its high mobility-to-size ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2012
Pages100-105
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period10/7/1210/12/12

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