robots


Remote control system of disaster response robot with passive sub-crawlers considering falling down avoidance ~ROBOMECH Journal

This paper describes a remote control system for a crawler-type mobile robot with passive sub-crawlers. This system has a great advantage because it utilizes an essential compliant mechanism that allows the angle of the sub-crawlers to be adapted to the shape of the road surface. Its operation is extremely simple, and it is only necessary…


DARPA Takes Robots to Disaster Mitigation Trials ~Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service

17 teams will take their multi-limbed, capable-looking robots through eight realistic disaster-response tasks that will make up the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge Trials Dec. 21-22 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway. The best performers will determine the baseline for the state of robotics, Dr. Gill Pratt, DARPA’s Robotics Challenge program manager, said during a…