Accession Number : ADA236593


Title :   The Uranus Mobile Robot


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST


Personal Author(s) : Blackwell, Mike


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a236593.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : The Uranus mobile robot was built by Carnegie Mellon University's Mobile Robot Lab to provide a general purpose mobile base to support research in to indoor robot navigation. As a base, it provides full mobility, along with support for a variety of payloads, such as sensors and computers. This report details the design and maintenance of Uranus's mechanical, electrical, and software systems, and is intended to serve two purposes. First, it acts as documentation for the robot. Second, it offers a perspective in to mobile robot design, showing the decision, tradeoffs, and evolution that are involved in the design of a system of this complexity. Hopefully, others building similar systems will be able to profit from our experience.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DETECTORS , COMPUTERS , URANUS(PLANET) , NAVIGATION , MOBILE , LABORATORIES , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , MOBILITY , ROBOTS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE