Original Date: 11/03/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Soldier Robot Interface Project
The Soldier Robot Interface Project was developed at Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge Operations for the U.S. Army's Human Engineering Laboratory as an experimental testbed for a variety of human factor issues related to the military application of robotics. A remotely-operated, all-terrain vehicle was borrowed from the Army and modified extensively to carry out a remote hazardous landfill survey. The robot, which is operated from a nearby base station vehicle, was equipped with environmental sensors to survey contaminated solid waste storage areas. A demonstration of the robot survey abilities was conducted at a solid waste storage area at Oak Ridge containing contaminated materials buried in trenches decades ago. This test successfully demonstrated the feasibility and the potential safety, cost, quality, and efficiency benefits of using unmanned sensor platforms to perform semi-autonomous waste site characterization measurements.
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