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ACM-R5H

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The ACM-R5H is a snake robot that can go where no human can go. It's designed to perform underwater inspections and search-and-rescue missions in hazardous environments.

Creator
Tokyo Institute of Technology and HiBot
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2010
Type
Disaster Response, Industrial, Underwater
Creator
Tokyo Institute of Technology and HiBot
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2010
Type
Disaster Response, Industrial, Underwater

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Specs

FEATURES
Amphibious design, resistant to dust and liquids, modular configuration.
HEIGHT
12 cm | 4.7 in
LENGTH
170 cm | 66.9 in
WIDTH
12 cm | 4.7 in
WEIGHT
7 kg | 15.4 lb (9-segment snake)
SPEED
1.44 km/h | 0.9 mph

SENSORS
CCD cameras in the head and tail segments. Other sensors can be added.
ACTUATORS
2 DC servomotors on each segment.
POWER
Each segment has battery and recharger.
COMPUTING
HiBot Mini2Axes SH2 microcontroller (on each segment). Head segment with ARM Cortex M4 CPU with Wi-Fi.
SOFTWARE
Custom embedded system
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
18 (for 9-segment snake, 2 DoF for each segment)
MATERIALS
Aluminum, rubber, and plastic parts.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
The first prototype was completed in 2005 at Shigeo Hirose's lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. A product version was developed in 2010 by HiBot, a Tokyo Tech spin-off. The current version is commercially available. The price is dependent on the number of segments and desired sensors.
WEBSITE
http://www.hibot.co.jp