Walking robot with a circulating gait

John Bares and William (Red) L. Whittaker
Proceedings of the 1990 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Towards a New Frontier of Applications (IROS '90), July, 1990, pp. 809 - 816.


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Abstract
The Ambler walking robot has been developed specifically for autonomous exploration of planetary and lunar surfaces. The Ambler, which maintains its body on a level trajectory while walking, has unique orthogonal legs that are stacked under the body instead of the traditional animal-like arrangement of legs around the body. The resulting stacked configuration leads to a novel circulating gait that promises to improve mobility in terrains of extreme roughness. The Ambler's level body motion, orthogonal legs, and circulating gait greatly simplify physical control, terrain model construction, and motion planning-all of which are traditional impediments to autonomous travel across rough terrain.

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

Text Reference
John Bares and William (Red) L. Whittaker, "Walking robot with a circulating gait," Proceedings of the 1990 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Towards a New Frontier of Applications (IROS '90), July, 1990, pp. 809 - 816.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Bares_1990_3621,
   author = "John Bares and William (Red) L. Whittaker",
   title = "Walking robot with a circulating gait",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1990 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Towards a New Frontier of Applications (IROS '90)",
   pages = "809 - 816",
   month = "July",
   year = "1990",
   volume = "2",
}