SOHO security with mini self-balancing robots

Albert Ko*, H. Y.K. Lau, T. L. Lau

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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Abstract

Purpose - To present the design and control of a low cost, two-wheeled, self-balancing robot for detecting and reporting fire and intruders in a small home/office setting. Design/methodology/approach - Implement an intelligent control system to make up for instabilities of low-cost components. Findings - Biologically inspired suppression system can effectively eliminate undesired sensor noises. Research limitations/implications - Improving self-balancing robots' tolerant to impulsive forces from the sides allows them to be designed with smaller front-prints. Practical implications - Inherited high maneuverability together with miniature design enables self-balancing robots to navigate smoothly through tight space. Originality/value - Demonstrates the control of a dynamically unstable system can be controlled using a simple suppression mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-498
Number of pages7
JournalIndustrial Robot
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Robots
Maneuverability
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Costs
Fires
Control systems
Sensors

Keywords

  • Domestic safety
  • Robotics

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Ko, Albert ; Lau, H. Y.K. ; Lau, T. L. / SOHO security with mini self-balancing robots. In: Industrial Robot. 2005 ; Vol. 32, No. 6. pp. 492-498.
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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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