A high capability teleoperated vehicle for hazardous applications

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The Robotics Development Group at the Savannah River Site is developing a high performance teleoperated vehicle for use in radioactive and hazardous environments. The three-wheeled vehicle incorporates a highly dexterous 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF), hydraulically-powered manipulator made by Schilling Development, Inc. The teleoperator is called Little MoRT (MObile Radio-controlled Teleoperator) and is a modified version of a commercially available, battery-powered, warehouse vehicle. Little MoRT is controlled remotely by a universal robot controller either through a radio frequency link or a tethered cable. Six video cameras and a microphone provide the operator with audio-visual feedback of the vehicle and its surrounding environment. ... continued below

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Dudar, A. M. & Witherspoon, R. L. September 1, 1995.

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The Robotics Development Group at the Savannah River Site is developing a high performance teleoperated vehicle for use in radioactive and hazardous environments. The three-wheeled vehicle incorporates a highly dexterous 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF), hydraulically-powered manipulator made by Schilling Development, Inc. The teleoperator is called Little MoRT (MObile Radio-controlled Teleoperator) and is a modified version of a commercially available, battery-powered, warehouse vehicle. Little MoRT is controlled remotely by a universal robot controller either through a radio frequency link or a tethered cable. Six video cameras and a microphone provide the operator with audio-visual feedback of the vehicle and its surrounding environment. The vehicle also incorporates a hydraulic power unit consisting of a propane-driven engine for powering the Schilling manipulator. Little MoRT is capable of operating in outdoor as well as indoor environments and is well suited for decontamination and decommissioning activities such as dismantling, sorting, and surveying of radioactive waste.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017506

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  • International Association of Science and Technology for Development conference on robotics and manufacturing, Cancun (Mexico), 14-17 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95017506
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0005
  • Report No.: CONF-9506178--4
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 104503
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622456

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Dudar, A. M. & Witherspoon, R. L. A high capability teleoperated vehicle for hazardous applications, article, September 1, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622456/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.