DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OF A TERRAIN ROBOT FOR MINING ASSISTANCE AND DATA ACQUISITION

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TRAN HUU TOAN

Abstract

The robot assistance in human’s activities of resource developing has been brought efficient applications, especially in the condition of severe and harmful environment. Inspired by the difficulties behind the above specification requirements as well as realizing the importance and applicable capacity of this field, our paper presents the development of a terrain robot for mining support and data collection. The robot has been designed through the analysis of kinematic and dynamic properties of the terrain robot. Based on the requirements of the robot’s power and the load support, the solution of mechanism, actuator for the robot have been drawn. As a contribution to terrain robotic field, we present an original prototype of Mining Assistance Terrain Robot (MATRob). During development of the MATRob, a basically control design has been developed to increase the ability of integration, and ensure real-time control performance besides a custom-built control panel for users. The robot’s efficiency has been evaluated through several simulation training tests on obstacle overcome, material determination, picture /video captures and data collection.