Unmanned Ground Vehicle “Crawler” – 2015
Under the supervision of professor Peter Leibl, an unmanned ground vehicle, named “Crawler” was developed. Each year students from the University of Applied Silences Munich develop it further.
The vehicle is controlled remotely and it is able to open doors and climb stairs without any human intervention. The project is in cooperation with the Landeskriminalamt (LKA) which is the State Criminal Police Office in Germany. The ultimate goal of the project is to support the LKA in operations where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present.
For more information please see the project’s website: http://mmm-fk06.github.io/index.html
If you are interested in the project please see also the news article in the “Süddeutschen Zeitung” (in German only): http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/hochschule-muenchen-mit-dem-robocop-gegen-amokschuetzen-1.2818624
In the 2014/2015 school term I was part of the team who developed the Arm to push down the door handle. We decided to develop the system from scratch and you can see the results in the picture below.
Source cover picture: http://mmm-fk06.github.io/index.html