Loper: A quadruped-hybrid stair climbing robot

Sam D. Herbert, Andrew Drenner, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the Loper, a multi-purpose robotic platform under development at the University of Minnesota's Center for Distributed Robotics. Loper's unique Tri-lobe wheel design and highly compliant chassis make the platform especially suited for overcoming many of the challenges associated with search operations in urban settings. The mechanically simple design and use of commercially available components make Loper easily maintainable. The platform also features long operational time, on-board sensor processing, dedicated motion control, and four reconfigurable sensor bays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008
Pages799-804
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2008May 23 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period5/19/085/23/08

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