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TARDEC's robotics laboratory
Author(s): David J. Gorsich; Grant R. Gerhart; Paul L. Muench
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently opened a 5000 square foot robotics laboratory known as the TARDEC Robotics Laboratory. The focus of the lab is on robotics research, both basic and applied, in the area of robot mobility. Mobility is the key problem for light weight robotic systems, and the TARDEC Robotics Lab will develop innovative ways to deal with the mobility issues. The lab will also test and evaluate robotic systems in all aspects of mobility and control. The lab has the highest concentration of senior researchers at TARDEC, and is committed to maintaining in- house research talent so that new combat concepts using robots can be evaluated effectively by the Army. This paper serves as an introduction to the lab, its missions, goals, capabilities and programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4364, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology III, (20 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.439992
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Gorsich, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Paul L. Muench, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4364:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology III
Grant R. Gerhart; Chuck M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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