Highlight 2012

CSR Activity Highlight

Development of crawler robot that can contribute to society[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

The crawler robot is an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that replaces people in narrow or dangerous settings where check, search, transport, repair, or other performances are required. Topy's UGV robot "X-Crawler™" is highly evaluated for its contribution to the initial search and rescue operation, and has been delivered for the first time to the Hyper Rescue Team of The Tokyo Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Management Agency as their equipment.
In addition, we developed and delivered a UGV "Survey Runner ™" under free rent to assist in recovery work at Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, where high levels of radiation prohibit human access. This robot is substantially downsized and its undercarriage assures reliable ascending and descending on wet stairs to enable performance under difficult conditions. Furthermore, "Survey Runner™" can measure the radiation dosage in real time and also is equipped with a recording function for visual records and data preparation. On April 18, 2012, the "Survey Runner™" explored the torus room at Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant and produced successful results in grasping the inside conditions there.

Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) robot X-Crawler™
Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) robot "X-Crawler™"

Major spec. of Survey Runner™

Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for exploration Survey Runner™
Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
for exploration "Survey Runner™"
Overall length 505mm (755mm when the flipper is extended)
Overall width: 510mm
Overall height: 830mm (flipper portion 165mm)
Total weight: 45kg
Ascending/descending step gap Step height 235mm max.
Ascending/descending angle 45°max.
Operating time Approx. 5 hours (battery)
Travel speed About 2km//h max.
Ancillary function Wired communication equipment, camera 5 units, radiation gauge, turnover-proof function