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Hemes, Brett (CSE, UMN), Papanikolopoulos, Nikos (University of Minnesota)

The Adelopod Tumbling Robot

Scheduled for presentation during the Video Sessions "Video Session" (FrA2), Friday, May 15, 2009, 08:30−08:36, Room: ICR

2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 12 - 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan

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Keywords Mechanism Design, Kinematics, Search and Rescue Robots

Abstract

The desire for a high mobility-to-size ratio in mobile robots has led to the exploration of many new methods of locomotion, one of which is tumbling. We believe that tumbling has a great potential to produce high mobility-to-size ratios in miniature mobile robots. In this video we discuss tumbling locomotion and introduce the Adelopod, a small two-armed tumbling robot recently developed at the University of Minnesota Center for Distributed Robotics. The Adelopod achieves high mobility with low hardware complexity, making it a desirable addition to any heterogeneous team of robots.

 

 

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