Ambler: a six-legged planetary rover

Eric Krotkov, John Bares, Takeo Kanade, Tom Mitchell, Reid Simmons, and William (Red) L. Whittaker
Fifth International Conference on Advanced Robotics, 1991, Robots in Unstructured Environments (ICAR '91), June, 1991, pp. 717 - 722.


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Abstract
The goal of the planetary rover project is to prototype an autonomous mobile robot for planetary exploration. The authors have constructed a six-legged walking robot, called the Ambler, that features orthogonal legs, an overlapping gait, and a scanning laser rangefinder to model terrain. To enable the Ambler to walk over rugged terrain, they have combined perception, planning, and real-time control into a comprehensive robotic system.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Ambler

Text Reference
Eric Krotkov, John Bares, Takeo Kanade, Tom Mitchell, Reid Simmons, and William (Red) L. Whittaker, "Ambler: a six-legged planetary rover," Fifth International Conference on Advanced Robotics, 1991, Robots in Unstructured Environments (ICAR '91), June, 1991, pp. 717 - 722.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Krotkov_1991_3547,
   author = "Eric Krotkov and John Bares and Takeo Kanade and Tom Mitchell and Reid Simmons and William (Red) L. Whittaker",
   title = "Ambler: a six-legged planetary rover",
   booktitle = "Fifth International Conference on Advanced Robotics, 1991, Robots in Unstructured Environments (ICAR '91)",
   pages = "717 - 722",
   month = "June",
   year = "1991",
   volume = "1",
}