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Zee: Hexapod robot for remote inspection

Posted by: kot01b

March 11, 2017

At CSIRO, we have been developing legged robot technology for a number of years to address challenges faced in inspecting remote, hazardous and confined environments. These robots are being designed to access environments typically inaccessible by traditional wheeled and tracked robots to perform inspection tasks while carrying customised inspection payloads. These include cameras and scanning Lidars that generate 3D point clouds in real-time.  Zee is a prototype hexapod robot equipped with a streaming camera sensor and a real-time 3D scanning Lidar. This robot can be operated with a standard tablet or smartphone. For more information, please contact Navinda Kottege.

Zee with streaming wide angle camera and real-time 3D scanning Lidar

 

Zee in an outdoor environment

 

Zee inspecting a hazardous chemical container

 

Zee in the Mars Yard at the Power house museum, Sydney