Volcanic ash observation in active volcano areas using teleoperated mobile robots - Introduction to our robotic-volcano-observation project and field experiments

Keiji Nagatani, Ken Akiyama, Genki Yamauchi, Hikaru Otsuka, Takuma Nakamura, Seiga Kiribayashi, Kazuya Yoshida, Yasushi Hada, Shini'Chi Yuta, Kenichi Fujino, Tomoyuki Izu, Randy Mackay

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Abstract

Observation of an active volcano is very important to determine a strategy for estimating its eruptive activity and providing residents with an evacuation warning. However, it is too dangerous for humans to install cameras during eruptive activity to determine the status of a volcano. Furthermore, permanently installed cameras might be damaged by eruptions, and craters can emerge in unanticipated positions. To handle this situation, we proposed robotic observations in a volcanic area after an eruption using a multi-rotor UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and a small ground robot. Field experiments are effective at promoting this type of research and development. Therefore, we performed several field experiments at Mt. Asama. In this paper, we introduce our robotic observation project, and report on the field experiments conducted with teleoperated mobile robots in October 2012 at Mt. Asama.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2013 - Linkoping, Sweden
Duration: 2013 Oct 212013 Oct 26

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2013
CountrySweden
CityLinkoping
Period13/10/2113/10/26

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Nagatani, K., Akiyama, K., Yamauchi, G., Otsuka, H., Nakamura, T., Kiribayashi, S., Yoshida, K., Hada, Y., Yuta, SC., Fujino, K., Izu, T., & Mackay, R. (2013). Volcanic ash observation in active volcano areas using teleoperated mobile robots - Introduction to our robotic-volcano-observation project and field experiments. In 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2013 [6719324] (2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/SSRR.2013.6719324