Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys

  • US 5,324,948 A
  • Filed: 10/27/1992
  • Issued: 06/28/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for performing radiological surveys, said apparatus measuring the level of radiation on a surface and indicating when said surface radiation exceeds a predetermined level, said apparatus comprising:

  • a vehicle;

    means carried by said vehicle for locating objects in the path of said vehicle;

    means for detecting radiation, said detecting means carried by said vehicle in spaced relation to said surface so that said detecting means can measure said level, said detecting means producing a first output responsive to said measured level;

    means responsive to said detecting means for monitoring said first output, said monitoring means carried by said vehicle and producing a second output when said first output exceeds a preselected limit; and

    means responsive to said monitoring means for controlling the movement of said vehicle, said controlling means carried by said vehicle and automatically directing said vehicle to remeasure said surface when said monitoring means produces said second output.

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