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Future technology vision for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs)
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Paper Abstract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been looking to biology to provide insights into how organisms efficiently navigate in their environment. Specifically, we have sought to understand how organisms, from mammals to insects, can perform rapid locomotion over rough, uneven terrain. These biomimetic principles have been applied to various robotic platforms and the development continues as engineers and roboticists strive to emulate the behavior of natural systems. The following attempts to briefly capture the technology progression to current funded efforts, with a vision towards future robotic interests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5422, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VI, (2 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547945
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Morley Stone, DARPA (United States)
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John G. Blitch, Blitz Solutions Inc. (United States)
Alan Rudolph, Adlyfe Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5422:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VI
Grant R. Gerhart; Chuck M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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