The Turtle, a legged submerged inspection vehicle

Billingsley, John (2013) The Turtle, a legged submerged inspection vehicle. In: 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2013), 14-17 Jul 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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A collaboration between the Petroleum Insitute of Abu Dhabi and the University of Southern Queensland is leading to the construction of an underwater inspection vehicle, the Turtle. The design has profited from many earlier projects and is in the form of a six-legged machine with paddles on the legs. This will enable it to 'swim' to a location and alight onto a stable surface for steady monitoring of vision. Although funds have been made available for its construction, there is still debate over actuation details. Alternatives are presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 04:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abu Dhabi; inspection vehicle; Queensland; stable surfaces; underwater inspections
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091303 Autonomous Vehicles
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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