Title: Configuration design of a robotic vehicle for rough terrain mobility

Authors: Kenneth J. Waldron, Thanh Hung Tran, Jafar Madadnia

Addresses: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia. ' Department of Automation Technology, College of Engineering, Can Tho University, Campus 2, 3/2 Street, Can Tho City, Vietnam. ' University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Abstract: In this paper, we describe the motivation for building a six-wheeled robotic vehicle with active suspension to test mobility improvement concepts on rough terrain. The vehicle is being designed and constructed as a final year class project in the School of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Technology, Sydney. The configuration of the designed vehicle and the integration of the sensing and computation systems are described.

Keywords: robotic vehicles; active suspension; student design projects; natural terrain; rough terrain mobility; robot design; robot configuration; wheeled robots; mobile robots.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2010.030198

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2010 Vol.8 No.1/2/3/4, pp.171 - 184

Available online: 11 Dec 2009 *

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