14 March 2013 A deformable spherical planet exploration robot
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Proceedings Volume 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012); 87680B (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010602
Event: 2012 International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, 2012, Singapore, Singapore
Abstract
In this paper, a deformable spherical planet exploration robot has been introduced to achieve the task of environmental detection in outer space or extreme conditions. The robot imitates the morphology structure and motion mechanism of tumbleweeds. The robot is wind-driven. It consists of an axle, a spherical steel skeleton and twelve airbags. The axle is designed as two parts. The robot contracts by contracting the two-part axle. The spherical robot installs solar panels to provide energy for its control system.
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Yi-shan Liang, Xiu-li Zhang, Hao Huang, Yan-feng Yang, Wen-tao Jin, Zhong-xun Sang, "A deformable spherical planet exploration robot", Proc. SPIE 8768, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012), 87680B (14 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010602; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010602
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