Houssam Albitar, Anani Ananiev and Ivan Kalaykov
New concept of in-water surface cleaning robot
IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), August 4-7, 2013, Takamatsu, Japan.
Abstract: This paper introduces a new concept of flexi- ble crawling mechanism to design an industrial underwater cleaning robot, which is evaluated from the viewpoint of the capability to work underwater, scanning the desired surface, and bearing the reactions. This can be used as a robotic application in underwater surface cleaning and maintenance. We designed a robot that realizes the motion by contraction and extraction using DC-motors and vacuum technology. In this study we first focused on realizing the adhesion, bearing reactions, and achieving a stable locomotion on the surface.
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Albitar_etal:ICMA13:2013,
  AUTHOR = {Albitar, Houssam and Ananiev, Anani and Kalaykov, Ivan},
  TITLE = {New concept of in-water surface cleaning robot},
  BOOLTITLE = {Proceeding of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA)},
  VOLUME = {},
  YEAR = {2013},
  DATE = {August 4-7},
  ADRESS = {Takamatsu, Japan},
  PAGES = {1582-1587}
  DOI = {}
}