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Petr Novák

Research & Development Czech Republic

Prof. Petr Novák M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Head of Department of Robotics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava


Mobile Robot for Extreme External Working Conditions

POSTER: This paper describes a progress in designing of the control system of the mobile robot TeleRescuer for inspecting coal mine areas affected by catastrophic events, characterized by extreme working conditions like temperature, humidity and primarily explosive atmosphere.  The first interesting problem is to apply the very demanding safe requirements of ATEX on the design of the control system including its communication with other robot subsystems and communication with operator.  
The following part of this paper describes decision about migration to the ROS operating system from the initial design based on the Windows operation system. Presented is the structure of ROS nodes representing individual subsystems of the mobile robot and communication between these nodes and results of some load tests. The most important subsystems (especially the motion subsystem and sensory arm subsystem) are described in more detail; mentioned are also nodes for autonomy behaviour in case of communication loss with the operator and conditions under which the autonomy system takes control of the robot


Mr. Ján BABJAK, Mr. Tomáš KOT, Mr. Petr OLIVKA - VŠB-Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, CZE

Mr. Wojciech MOCZULSKI, Mr. Marek ADAMCZYK, Mr. Marcin JANUSZKA - Institute of Fundamentals of Machine Design, Silesian University of Technology Gliwice, POL

Curriculum Vitae

M.Sc. (Ing.) - Technical university Brno, Faculty of electrical engineering, 1985 Thesis - The development and construction of computer for teaching of telegraphic Ph.D. (Dr.) - Automation of technological process, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 1996 Doctor work - Control systems of stepping motors with application on the industrial robots Associate Professor (Doc.) - Automation machines and technological process, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 1999 Inception work - The Control systems of process level of control on basis of the industrial PC Professor (Prof.) – Process and Machine Control, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2009 Inaugural lecture – Control and Control systems of the Service Mobile Robots

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