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1. (WO2007010265) APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A MOVEABLE APPARATUS ON A SURFACE
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/010265 International Application No.: PCT/GB2006/002713
Publication Date: 25.01.2007 International Filing Date: 20.07.2006
IPC:
G01N 27/87 (2006.01) ,G01C 21/12 (2006.01) ,B63B 59/10 (2006.01) ,G06T 1/00 (2006.01) ,G01S 17/66 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
27
Investigating or analysing materials by the use of electric, electro-chemical, or magnetic means
72
by investigating magnetic variables
82
for investigating the presence of flaws
83
by investigating stray magnetic fields
87
using probes
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
C
MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21
Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/-G01C19/104
10
by using measurement of speed or acceleration
12
executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
59
Hull protection specially adapted for vessels; Cleaning devices specially adapted for vessels
06
Cleaning devices for hulls
10
using trolleys or the like driven along the surface
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
T
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
1
General purpose image data processing
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17
Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
66
Tracking systems using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
Applicants:
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE [GB/GB]; 6 Kensington Terrace Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, GB (AllExceptUS)
ROSKILLY, Anthony, Paul [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
HESLOP, Jonathan [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
TUNWATTANA, Noppadon [TH/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
ROSKILLY, Anthony, Paul; GB
HESLOP, Jonathan; GB
TUNWATTANA, Noppadon; GB
Agent:
VINSOME, Rex, Martin; Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP Cale Cross House Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SU, GB
Priority Data:
0515031.322.07.2005GB
Title (EN) APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A MOVEABLE APPARATUS ON A SURFACE
(FR) APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE DETERMINER LA POSITION D'UN APPAREIL MOBILE SUR UNE SURFACE
Abstract:
(EN) A robotic navigation system using a combination of magnetic landmark recognition system (12) for the identification of surface and subsurface features of steel structures, and an optical dead reckoning system (14), which creates a two-dimensional map of the structure’s surface being traversed by a robot is disclosed. The system can be employed as a navigational system for use onboard robotic inspection and maintenance vehicle (2) for the inspection, cleaning and general repair of large steel fabricated structures such as the hull of a ship (4).
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de navigation robotique utilisant une combinaison de système magnétique de reconnaissance de points de repère (12) pour l'identification de caractéristiques de surface et de subsurface de structures d'acier et un système optique de navigation à l'estime (14), qui crée une carte bidimensionnelle de la surface de la structure traversée par un robot. Le système selon l'invention peut être utilisé comme système de navigation à bord d'un véhicule robotique d'inspection et d'entretien robotique (2) pour l'inspection, le nettoyage et la réparation générale de grandes structures d'acier fabriquées telles que la coque d'un bateau (4).
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1907834EP2497708