Draco Lizard-Inspired Robot for Structure Collapse Search

dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Lena
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Savannah
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-18T23:09:56Z
dc.date.available2024-04-18T23:09:56Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractMany high-stress situations can be difficult to navigate for first responders. Scenes such as active fires and building collapses require precise response tactics in order to minimize risk to first responders and victims alike. Disaster response tends to leave outcomes up to chance as a result of the unpredictable nature of these situations. Introducing robots into disaster response may help reduce uncertainty. Specifically, engineering robots to perform reconnaissance and relay critical information could greatly mitigate the risk posed to first responders entering dangerous scenes. My aim is to design a robot that possesses the gliding and crawling capabilities of the draco lizard. Draco lizards have unique wings that are used to glide amongst trees. My goal is to incorporate this gliding system into the robot, enabling it to be deployed to disaster sites with ease and reducing the workload for first responders. Equipped with cameras, the robot will be able to relay footage of the disaster scene for monitoring. Additionally, a thermal sensing system permits the transmission of quantitative data on potentially hazardous conditions, aiding in the locating of victims and ensuring informed and safer rescue operations.
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/ymab-hz5p
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/32525
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)
dc.relation.isAvailableAtOffice of Undergraduate Research
dc.subjectFirst-Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE)
dc.subjectOUR
dc.subjectBioinspired Robotics
dc.subjectLizard-Inspired Robot
dc.subjectStructure Collapse Search
dc.titleDraco Lizard-Inspired Robot for Structure Collapse Search
dc.typeOther
local.equitableAccessSubmissionNo

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