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Sensorized robotic sphere for large exterior critical infrastructures supervision

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Juan David Hernández

Centre for Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

David Sanz

Centre for Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

Gonzalo R. Rodríguez-Canosa

Centre for Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

Jorge Barrientos

Centre for Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

Jaime del Cerro

Centre for Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

Antonio Barrientos

Centre for Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073522 (Aug 19, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.7.073522
History: Received November 26, 2012; Revised June 14, 2013; Accepted July 9, 2013
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Abstract.  The surveillance and inspection tasks in large exterior critical infrastructures have arisen as critical processes. More complex challenges are now present, and the traditional approaches are sometimes obsolete for facing these new menaces. An alternative system—a mobile sensor, spherical shaped—that provides a flexible, versatile, and reliable way to perform measurements is proposed. Even more, thanks to its original traction method (based on center of gravity destabilization), the system has a result as an all-terrain vehicle that guarantees a safe and friendly interaction with the environment. It has been widely tested, verifying as well the accurate acquisition performance, resulting in this system as a suitable sensing and monitoring alternative.

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Juan David Hernández ; David Sanz ; Gonzalo R. Rodríguez-Canosa ; Jorge Barrientos ; Jaime del Cerro, et al.
"Sensorized robotic sphere for large exterior critical infrastructures supervision", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073522 (Aug 19, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.7.073522


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