Climbing robots; Asteroid exploration; Gait planning; Motion planning
[en] Mobility on asteroids by multi-limbed climbing robots is expected to achieve our exploration goals in such challenging environments. We propose a mobility strategy to improve the locomotion safety of
climbing robots in such harsh environments that picture extremely low gravity and highly uneven terrain. Our method plans the gait by decoupling the base and limbs’ movements and adjusting the main body pose to avoid ground collisions. The proposed approach includes a motion planning that reduces the reactions generated by the robot’s movement by optimizing the swinging trajectory and distributing the momentum. Lower motion reactions decrease the pulling forces on the grippers, avoiding the slippage and flotation of the robot. Dynamic simulations and experiments demonstrate that the proposed method could improve the robot’s mobility on the surface of asteroids.
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Author, co-author :
Yalcin, Baris Can ; University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics
El Hariry, Mhamed Matteo ; University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics