Marco Trincavelli, Matteo Reggente, Silvia Coradeschi, Amy Loutfi, Hiroshi Ishida and Achim J. Lilienthal
Towards environmental monitoring with mobile robots
Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 22-26, 2008, Nice, France.
Abstract: In this paper we present initial experiments towards environmental monitoring with a mobile platform. A mobile robot was set up as a prototype of a pollution monitoring robot which measures the gas distribution using an electronic nose and provides three dimensional wind measurements using an ultrasonic anemometer. We describe the design of the robot and the experimental setup used to run trials under varying environmental conditions. We then present the results of the gas distribution mapping. The trials which were carried out in three uncontrolled environments with very different properties: an enclosed indoor area, a part of a long corridor with open ends and a high ceiling, and an outdoor scenario are presented and discussed.
Keywords: Mobile Robotics Olfaction, Gas Distribution Mapping.
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Trincavelli_etal2:IROS:2008,
  AUTHOR = {Trincavelli, Marco and Reggente, Matteo and Coradeschi, Silvia and Ishida, Hiroshi and Loutfi, Amy and Lilienthal, Achim J.},
  TITLE = {Towards environmental monitoring with mobile robots},
  BOOKTITLE = {Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
  YEAR = {2008},
  DATE = {September 22--26},
  ADRESS = {Nice, France},
  PAGES = {2210 - 2215}
  DOI = {10.1109/IROS.2008.4650755}
}