Pandora: autonomous urban robotic reconnaissance system

Hagen Schempf, , Colin Piepgras, J. Warwick, Brian Chemel, Scott Boehmke, , Robert Fuchs, and
IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '99), May, 1999, pp. 2315 - 2321.


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Abstract
Urban settings represent a challenging environment for teleoperated and autonomous robot systems. We present a new design for a highly terrain adaptable robot system, detailing the major mechanical, electrical and control systems. The Pandora robot system is a tracked robot system with self-contained computing, power and wireless communications systems. A sensor suite including stereoscopic and panospheric cameras, light-strippers and acoustic sonar-ring(s) allow the system to operate autonomously. Individually adjustable track-modules give Pandora extreme mobility in natural (vegetation, soils) and man-made (roads, steps) outdoor environments as well as indoor arenas (sewers, staircases, etc.). Locomotion was shown successfully over various extreme terrains, including reconfiguration to best suit the terrain and enable future sensor-supported autonomous operations

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Number of pages: 7

Text Reference
Hagen Schempf, , Colin Piepgras, J. Warwick, Brian Chemel, Scott Boehmke, , Robert Fuchs, and , "Pandora: autonomous urban robotic reconnaissance system," IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '99), May, 1999, pp. 2315 - 2321.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Schempf_1999_4528,
   author = "Hagen Schempf and and Colin Piepgras and J. Warwick and Brian Chemel and Scott Boehmke and and Robert Fuchs and ",
   title = "Pandora: autonomous urban robotic reconnaissance system",
   booktitle = "IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '99)",
   pages = "2315 - 2321",
   month = "May",
   year = "1999",
   volume = "3",
}