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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 902013, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/902013
Research Article

Remote Teleoperated and Autonomous Mobile Security Robot Development in Ship Environment

Department of Applied Informatics Multimedia, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, Tainan 717, Taiwan

Received 20 February 2013; Accepted 21 March 2013

Academic Editor: Jia-Jang Wu

Copyright © 2013 Long-Yeu Chung. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We propose a wireless remote teleoperated and autonomous mobile security robot based on a multisensor system to monitor the ship/cabin environment. By doing this, pilots in charge of monitoring can be away from the scene and feel like being at the site monitoring and responding to any potential safety problems. Also, this robot can be a supplementary device for safety cabin crew members who are very busy and/or very tired of properly responding to crises. This can make one crew member on duty at the cabin a possible option. In fact, when the robot detects something unusual in the cabin, it can also notify the pilot so that the pilot can teleoperate the robot to response to whatever is needed. As a result, a cabin without any crew members on duty can be achieved through this type of robot/system.