A Bio-Inspired Model for Precise Control of Nozzle End of a Fire Hose Through Remote Controlled Operation
Sai Sudharshan Ravi1, Senthil Kumar P2
1Sai Sudharshan Ravi*, Department of Automobile Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India.
2Dr Senthil Kumar P, Department of Automobile Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 11524-11528 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D4355118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D4355.118419
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite | Mendeley | Indexing and Abstracting
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Abstract: Today, there are a few autonomous fire-fighting robots but the absolute autonomous decision making in places that involve discrete thinking is still unresolved. With remotely operated fire-fighting robots, this problem can be solved to an extent. The project involves use of a remote power source to reduce the weight of the robot and a bio-inspired design of the fire hose manipulator mimicking the elephant’s trunk using which the hose tip could be moved precisely up to 5° on every direction. The hose can be manipulated to direct the water towards the fire, using the live video feed from a camera and raspberry pi set up that are on board. The movement of the robot and the fire hose manipulator can be remotely operated using GUI interface. The response of the robot for various intensities of flame, the angular freedom of the manipulator and the projectile of water-flow were studied and calibrated for better performance.
Keywords: Bio-Inspired, Fire-Fighting, Remote Controlled, Two-Layer Thermal Insulation, GUI Interface, Servo Motor Assembly
Scope of the Article: VLSI Algorithms.