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Autonomous stair climbing algorithm for a small four-tracked robot


Vu Quy, Hung; Kim, Byeong-Sang; Song, Jae-Bok (2008). Autonomous stair climbing algorithm for a small four-tracked robot. In: International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, 2008. ICCAS 2008. , Seoul, Korea, 14 October 2008 - 17 October 2008, 2356-2360.

Abstract

In outdoor environments, mobility, adaptability and reliability of a robot are more important than its speed and precise trajectory. From a practical point of view, tracked robots have an advantage over wheeled robots in outdoor applications. The tracked robot is frequently operated by using the remote controller, but the remote operation is not effective for all cases. To overcome some complex obstacles such as rocks or stairs, the information related to the robot posture is required. However, the sensor information is not intuitive to the user to control the robot. In this research, a multi-active crawler robot (MACbot) was developed and the autonomous stair climbing algorithm was implemented to deal with those problems. Various experiments show that the MACbot can climb the stair autonomously.

In outdoor environments, mobility, adaptability and reliability of a robot are more important than its speed and precise trajectory. From a practical point of view, tracked robots have an advantage over wheeled robots in outdoor applications. The tracked robot is frequently operated by using the remote controller, but the remote operation is not effective for all cases. To overcome some complex obstacles such as rocks or stairs, the information related to the robot posture is required. However, the sensor information is not intuitive to the user to control the robot. In this research, a multi-active crawler robot (MACbot) was developed and the autonomous stair climbing algorithm was implemented to deal with those problems. Various experiments show that the MACbot can climb the stair autonomously.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:17 October 2008
Deposited On:20 Feb 2012 13:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:25
Publisher:IEEE
ISBN:978-89-950038-9-3
Publisher DOI:10.1109/ICCAS.2008.4694199
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:3713
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-55776

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