Accession Number : AD1034621

Title :   Robotic Sensitive-Site Assessment

Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Personal Author(s) : Boulet,Michael T ; Winkler,Sean ; Pitts,Jonathan D

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Report Date : 04 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Reconnaissance of sites suspected to contain chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats is currently a manned missionone that exposes humans to health risks and that relies on imperfect human observations. Lincoln Laboratory participated in an advanced technology demonstration program aimed at improving the safety and efficacy of this manned mission by supplementing it with robotics-based reconnaissance. The resulting prototype system consists of an unmanned ground vehicle equipped with an integrated sensor suite that relays mission-critical data to a web-based user interface viewable by geographically distributed stakeholders.

Descriptors :   robotics , situational awareness , unmanned ground vehicles , user interface , chemical detectors , chemical warfare agents , simultaneous localization and mapping , navigation

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE