IXNAMIQUI OLINKI, UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA'S ROBOT, IS ON IT'S WAY TO SUPPORT THE RESCUE OPERATIONS
Aguascalientes, september 20, 2017.-
The UP robotics team would like to contribute their experience in the development of the rescue machine for building inspection and rescue in the rubble of Mexico City in an attempt to access difficult and risky locations that the brigades have not been able uncover.
UP Robotics is currently traveling with Ixnamiqui Olinki, autonomous battery-equipped machine with three phase low-voltage motors. The transmission of the robot has planetary boxes capable of supplying force to the starter in order to access unreachable sites along with a thermal camera that measures proximity, provides lighting and has a CO2 sensor to detect people.
The machine traction has a system of bands that allows it to stretch sufficiently in order to avoid one of the bands coming off while in operation. The robot is controlled from a distance and in an autonomous matter using its arm to remove obstacles and provide medicine or water if necessary. Additionally, the robot has a photovoltaic energy system with a 6-hour capacity to be used at night, as electricity has not been established in some zones.
The team is made up of: Luis Daniel Arriaga Esparza, David Alfonso Alanís Medel, Fernando Dávalos Hernández, who joined the rescue brigades involved in the work of Mexico City.
The Faculty director of Engineering, Prof. Juan Carlos García Sánchez said that the UP is in solidarity with our compatriots and joins the different initiatives to support those affected with this and other activities. In this specific case, he participates with the hope of contributing his experience in the development of the rescue machine and help in the rescue of people trapped in the debris, thereby avoiding compromising the lives of those who work in the different tasks since the robot can enter in high-risk areas instead.
Also, he added, it is time to thank all those people who in diverse ways have participated in the development of the rescuing robots of our university for more than 15 years making it possible for today, when it is most needed, actively participate in the rescue work.