SOHO security with mini self‐balancing robots

Albert Ko (Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China)
H.Y.K. Lau (Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China)
T.L. Lau (Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To present the design and control of a low cost, two‐wheeled, self‐balancing robot for detecting and reporting fire and intruders in a small home/office setting.

Design/methodology/approach

Implement an intelligent control system to make up for instabilities of low‐cost components.

Findings

Biologically inspired suppression system can effectively eliminate undesired sensor noises.

Research limitations/implications

Improving self‐balancing robots' tolerant to impulsive forces from the sides allows them to be designed with smaller front‐prints.

Practical implications

Inherited high maneuverability together with miniature design enables self‐balancing robots to navigate smoothly through tight space.

Originality/value

Demonstrates the control of a dynamically unstable system can be controlled using a simple suppression mechanism.

Keywords

Citation

Ko, A., Lau, H. and Lau, T. (2005), "SOHO security with mini self‐balancing robots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 492-498. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910510629226

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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