Ground-based response robotics for the safe operation of TV journalists in emergency zone

Ground-based response robotics for the safe operation of TV journalists in emergency zone

Victor P. Andreev
Doctor of Technical Science, Moscow State University of Technology «STANKIN» (MSUT «STANKIN»), Professor of the Department of Sensor and Control Systems, 1, Vadkovsky per., Moscow, GSP-4, 127055, Russia; International Institute of New Educational Technologies, Russian State University for the Humanities (IINET RSUH), 6, Miusskaya pl., GSP-3, Moscow, 125993, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Received November 26, 2023

The article considers an approach to ensuring safe working conditions for TV journalists conducting TV reports from the emergency zone by means of ground-based response robotics. It is proposed to use a remote controlled (teleoperated) ground-based mobile service robots equipped with vision systems and professional television filming equipment. Remote-controlled robots developed at the Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (St. Petersburg) can be used as such robotic systems. Equipping robots with a stereoscopic vision systems and a special TV camera to organize teleoperation of a mobile robot’s movement requires a broadband communication channel, since it is necessary to transmit several video streams simultaneously. To solve this problem, it is proposed to use an image compression methods and the experience of using a network technologies obtained during the development of the multiple-camera vision systems for installation on the mobile robotic systems BROKK-110D and BROKK-330 (Sweden) at the instructions of the Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations «Leader» (Russia). The technical solution is presented to provide TV journalists with special remote-controlled ground-based robotics, which allows them to conduct television reports directly from the scene of hostilities, while being at a safe distance from the scene of events and the location of radio antennas.

Key words
Mobile robot, response robot, TV journalism, teleoperation, network technologies, vision system, multistream video.


Bibliographic description
Andreev, V.P. (2024), "Ground-based response robotics for the safe operation of TV journalists in emergency zone", Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 22-30, DOI: 10.31776/RTCJ.12103. (in Russian).

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