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Applications for the MATILDA robotic platform
Author(s): Steve H. Munkeby; Don Jones; George Bugg; Kathryn Smith
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Paper Abstract

Most robotic platforms have, up to this point, been designed with emphasis placed on improving mobility technologies. Minimal emphasis has been placed on payloads and mission execution. Using a top-down approach, Mesa Associates, Inc. identified specific UGV mission applications and structured its MATILDA platform using these applications for vehicle mobility and motion control requirements. Specific applications identified for the MATILDA platform include: Target surveillance, explosive device neutralization, material pickup and transport, weapon transport and firing, and law enforcement. Current performance results, lessons-learned, technical hurdles, and future applications are examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4715, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology IV, (17 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474451
Show Author Affiliations
Steve H. Munkeby, Mesa Associates, Inc. (United States)
Don Jones, Mesa Associates, Inc. (United States)
George Bugg, Mesa Associates, Inc. (United States)
Kathryn Smith, Mesa Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4715:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology IV
Grant R. Gerhart; Chuck M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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