Development and motion analysis of a cleaner robot for vertical type air conditioning duct

Motoji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Kazuma Nakamura, Akira Mohri

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Abstract

This paper presents development and motion analysis of a cleaner robot for vertical type air conditioning duct. The air conditioning duct is used for ventilation and air conditioning. After years use of the duct without cleaning, much dust is accumulated inside the duct. That leads scattering the dust into rooms. This is not desirable in the view point of sanitation and health. Thus, periodic cleaning of the duct is requested. For the cleaning work, an air hose type cleaner robot is developed. An air nozzle is attached with the tip of the hose type robot. Compressed air blows off the dust from the air nozzle, then the dust inside the duct is collected by a dust collector with a filter. The part of nozzle is manipulated by wires' constraint using two DC motors. By watching TV monitor which shows inside of the duct, the cleaning work is done remotely using a control stick operation. To control the nozzle of the hose robot, the paper discusses a relation between position of nozzle (tip of hose robot) and wire's length. Discussions on wire force for the position is also given. An experiment of the motion for the hose robot is presented, then theoretical solutions and experimental results are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1704-1710
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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