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A deformable spherical planet exploration robot
Author(s): Yi-shan Liang; Xiu-li Zhang; Hao Huang; Yan-feng Yang; Wen-tao Jin; Zhong-xun Sang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a deformable spherical planet exploration robot has been introduced to achieve the task of environmental detection in outer space or extreme conditions. The robot imitates the morphology structure and motion mechanism of tumbleweeds. The robot is wind-driven. It consists of an axle, a spherical steel skeleton and twelve airbags. The axle is designed as two parts. The robot contracts by contracting the two-part axle. The spherical robot installs solar panels to provide energy for its control system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012), 87680B (14 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010602
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Yi-shan Liang, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xiu-li Zhang, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Hao Huang, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Yan-feng Yang, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Wen-tao Jin, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhong-xun Sang, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8768:
International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012)
Zeng Zhu, Editor(s)

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