RESEARCH ON AUTOMATED FIRE EXTINGUISHER ROBOT AS AN AID IN INDUSTRIAL HAZARDS

Charu Sharma

Abstract


Today, interdisciplinary projects are growing rapidly. Electronics and Computer Science constitute to become two basic building blocks of any device. As different technologies are coming every second there is a crucial need to amalgamate them and produce various useful devices. And robotics is one of such fields. The kinds of robots most frequently encountered are robots that are destined to do the tasks which are too dangerous, boring, onerous, or critical for human to accomplish without the loss of capital and human life stakes. Most of the robots deployed in the world are of this type. They can be found in auto, medical, manufacturing and space industries. In fact, there are over a million of these type of robots working for us today. The inspiration for the development of this robot was derived from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that took place on 11th March 2011. This particular accident affected 100,000 residents living in that area and a death toll of about 10000 people was registered.

Purpose:

This robot, entitled “Incandium” is a perfect assistant in such scenarios where industrial fires and nuclear radiations are the most prominent threats. This project is a robot used to control sudden fire hazards that occur in industrial and nuclear power plants, automatically or manually from certain distance.

Design Approach:

It contains a submersible motor for pumping water as and when temperature sensor detects fire. Hardware part contains water tank, 4 wheels, planks, motors, thermistor and 12V battery. Two main circuits are there transmitter and receiver. A camera is attached to the robot and its captured video is transmitted to the laptop at the transmitter side. This helps in manual control of robot in case of fire as humans cannot risk their life. It is connected to the receiver circuit.

Findings:

This robot has proved to be an excellent way of ensuring security in simulated fire hazards and on the level of industrial production it will definitely become a must-have security device. It has been assured that the assembly is easy to maneuver and provides quality video feed to observe the exact circumstances of the target area.

Research Implication:

Due to limited capital investment, better quality resistant materials could not be used for the development of the working assembly but this limitation can be easily eradicated with funded resources.

Practical Implications:

This work is part of my current project to create an automated robot for ensuring secure environments frequently prone to industrial and nuclear fire hazards.

Original Value:

The above proposed assembly has been constructed and an experimental model was obtained at Sir PadampatSinghania University, India as a research venture by the author. The paper demonstrates the usefulness of this system as a tool for grasping research.


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