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Authors: Muscato, G.* 
Caltabiano, D.* 
Guccione, S.* 
Longo, D.* 
Coltelli, M.* 
Cristaldi, A.* 
Pecora, E.* 
Sacco, V.* 
Sim, P.* 
VirkS S, G. S.* 
Briole, P.* 
Semerano, A.* 
White, T.* 
Title: ROBOVOLC: a robot for volcano exploration result of rst test campaign
Issue Date: 2003
Series/Report no.: 3/30 (2003)
DOI: 10.1108/01439910310473942
Keywords: Robotics, Hazards
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.08. Volcanology::04.08.07. Instruments and techniques 
Abstract: ROBOVOLC is a new robotic system that has been designed to help scientists in the exploration of volcanoes. It is composed of three subsystems: a rover platform with six articulated and independently actuated wheels; a manipulator arm to collect rock samples, drop and pick up sensors and sample gas; and a pan‐tilt turret with a high resolution camera, video‐camera, infrared camera and a doppler radar for gas speed measurement. This paper contains a short description of the system, following an introduction to the problem and review of the state‐of‐the‐art. Finally, results from the first test campaign on Mount Etna during September 2002 are briefly described.
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