Chapter 50 — Modeling and Control of Robots on Rough Terrain

Autonomous sub-tracks control

Field Robotics Group, Tohoku University, developed an autonomous controller for the tracked vehicle (Kenaf) to generate terrain-reflective motions of the sub-tracks. Terrain information is obtained using laser range sensors that are located on both sides of the Kenaf. The videoclip shows the basic function of the controller in a simple environment.
Field Robotics Group, Tohoku University