Chapter 50 — Modeling and Control of Robots on Rough Terrain

Autonomous sub-tracks control 2

Field robotics group (Tohoku University) developed an autonomous controller for the tracked vehicle (Quince) to generate terrain-reflective motions by the sub-tracks. Terrain information is obtained using laser range sensors that are located on both sides of the Quince. Using this system, operators only have to specify a direction for the robot, following which the robot traverses rough terrain using autonomous sub-track motions.
Field Robotics Group, Tohoku University