Inspection Mobile Robot’s Control System with Remote IoT-based Data Transmission

Authors

  • Yuriy Kondratenko Intelligent Information Systems Department. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7736-883X
  • Oleksandr Gerasin Computerized Control Systems Department, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5107-9677
  • Oleksiy Kozlov Intelligent Information Systems Department. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2069-5578
  • Andriy Topalov Computerized Control Systems Department, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine
  • Bogdan Kilimanov Computerized Control Systems Department, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0176-2854

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jmm1550-4646.1742

Keywords:

Internet of Things, remote data transmission, control system, inspection mobile robot, cloud service, Android application

Abstract

The article presents the main stages of the development of remote control system for the inspection mobile robot operating on inclined ferromagnetic surfaces. The mobile robot remains on the surface and moves along working areas using separate clamping permanent magnets and caterpillars. The focus is on the control system’s architecture and remote data transmission based on Internet of Things technologies. Features of non-expensive Arduino Uno and WeMos D1 R2 mini microcontrolled development boards, cloud service Blynk, as well as multi-tab Android application interactions are revealed at the inspection mobile robot movement on the inclined surface. Experimental results of the proposed system show a good compatibility of chosen hardware, user-friendly human-machine interface and high mobility for future research of modern control algorithms at Internet of Things approach implementation for the extreme robotics.

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Author Biographies

Yuriy Kondratenko, Intelligent Information Systems Department. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Yuriy Kondratenko is Doctor of Science, Professor, Honour Inventor of Ukraine (2008), Corr. Academician of Royal Academy of Doctors (Barce-lona, Spain), Head of the Department of Intelligent Information Systems at Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University (PMBSNU), Ukraine. He has received (a) the Ph.D. (1983) and Dr.Sc. (1994) in Elements and Devices of Computer and Control Systems from Odessa National Polytechnic University, (b) several international grants and scholarships for conducting research at Institute of Automation of Chongqing University, P.R.China (1988-1989), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (2000, 2010), Nazareth College and Cleveland State University, USA (2003), (c) Fulbright Scholarship for researching in USA (2015/2016) at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Cleveland State University. Research interests include robotics, automation, sensors and control systems, intelligent decision support systems, fuzzy logic.

Oleksandr Gerasin, Computerized Control Systems Department, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Oleksandr Gerasin is a PhD, Associate Professor of the Computerized control systems department of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Ukraine. He has gained bachelor (2012) and master (2014) diplomas of electromechanics, as well as PhD degree diploma in Automation of Control Processes in 2020. From February 2015 till September 2020 Oleksandr has been involved in different international and state programs related to control and monitoring systems development, robotics and Internet of Things implementation. His research interests include mobile robotics, sensitive systems, industrial automation, artificial intelligence, mathematical and computer modelling of technical objects.

Oleksiy Kozlov, Intelligent Information Systems Department. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Oleksiy Kozlov is a Ph.D., Associate Professor, Head of International Department and Associate Professor of the Department of Intelligent Information Systems at Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University (PMBSNU), Ukraine. He has received master degree in electromechanics (2011) from Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding and Ph.D. degree in control processes automation (2014) from Odessa National Polytechnic University. Since 2011 took part in the implementation of a number of international and state projects related to automation of complex industrial plants, intelligent control systems, robotics and Internet of Things. His research interests include automation, intelligent information and control systems, robotics, fuzzy logic, elements and devices of computer systems.

Andriy Topalov, Computerized Control Systems Department, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Andriy Topalov is a Ph.D., Senior lecturer of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Ukraine. He is a specialist in electrical engineering, got master diploma in 2014. In 2020 Andriy obtained PhD degree in Computer Systems and Components. He worked in the framework of international scientific university cooperation during the implementation of international projects with the European Union: TEMPUS (Cabriolet), Erasmus + (Aliot) and DAAD-Ostpartnerschaftsprogramm (project with the University of Saarland, Germany). His research interests include computer control systems, sensor systems, fuzzy sets theory, intelligent robotic devices and measurement systems.

Bogdan Kilimanov, Computerized Control Systems Department, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Bogdan Kilimanov is a master student of Computerized Control Systems Department of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding. He received his Bachelor's degree in Automation and Electrical Engineering from the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding in 2020. From January 2020 till September 2020 Bogdan was an executor state program related to the mobile robot’s remote control system development. His main research interests include robotics, the use of the Internet of Things for the automation of industries and premises of various types.

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Published

2021-06-21

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Mobile Communication and Computing for Internet of Things and Industrial Automat

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