Development of a Finger Printing Device for Use on a Mobile Robot

    Volume 49, Issue 2 (March 2004)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 4 February 2004

    Page Count: 10


    Wu, J
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta,

    Dixon, K
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario,

    Goldsmith, P
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta,

    Brennan, RW
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta,

    (Received 24 March 2003; accepted 18 October 2003)

    Abstract

    In this paper, we describe the development of a device for fuming fingerprints with cyanoacrylate (Super Glue™) to enable police tactical units to obtain fingerprint evidence from suspicious packages using a remote-controlled robot. Through a series of initial experiments and preliminary designs, we show that effective cyanoacylate fuming requires sufficient heat, humidity, and airflow. This work led to the development of a final working prototype, called robot accessory for fuming fingerprint evidence (RAFFE), which is currently being field tested by the Calgary Police Service.


    Paper ID: JFS2003112

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003112

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