Researchers at the International Laboratory of Technical Vision Systems have designed for the nuclear industry a robot capable of surveying an area for chemical and radiation contamination. The automated platform has a high throughput and can operate without recharging the batteries for up to ten hours.
The robot transmits the received information in an online mode to the engineering control panel. At the same time, it is filming the investigated objects. It also can work in the infrared range, that is, see in the dark. If it is necessary, the robot places tags that are visible on the digital map, sampling soil, snow, water, and other parameters.
The software created by the scientists at the international laboratory allows robots to work both under an operator's control and independently. With the help of navigation systems, the robot determines its location and reports it to the engineer.
The robot has high cross-country ability, it can move equally easily on different surfaces - earth, snow, and ice. Therefore, the automated platform can be successfully applied, for example, in the Arctic for scientific research and solving industrial problems.