Journal Published Online: 04 February 2004
Volume 49, Issue 2

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



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.

Author Information

Dixon, K
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wu, J
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Brennan, RW
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Goldsmith, P
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Stock #: JFS2003112
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003112