International Journal of Modern Science and Technology
International Journal of Modern Science and Technology, 1(3), 2016, Pages 102-105.
Remotely operated terrestrial vehicle
T. Someswaran, T.N. Velayudham, T.D. Sudhakar
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
In recent years, with the increase usage of machines in industrial applications, the demand for a system that could reduce the human interruption in industrial processing’s, providing safety to humans in surrounding environment, handles payloads and hazardous wastes in a perfect manner. This paper presents the development of a remotely operated electrical vehicle prototype. An electrical vehicle that is equipped with a robotic arm that functional to do pick, place and store objects. It is having environmental sensors that observe the data about the remote environment. It can move forward, reverse, turn right and left for a specific distance without colliding with the surrounding objects according to the controller specification. It can be navigated by the use of navigation unit. The development of remotely operated electrical vehicle prototype is based on the Arduino Mega platform that will be interfaced with transceiver module to the robotic arm, navigation unit, environmental sensors and motion control drives. Finally, this prototype is expected to overcome the problems such as pick and place hazardous wastes, transfer pay loads, accessing hazardous environments and monitoring of a specified area fastest and easiest way.
Keywords: Terrestrial vehicle; Prototype; Robotic arm; Environmental sensors.
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