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Terrain Adaptive Vehicles

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K. J. Waldron

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

J. Vib. Acoust 117(B), 107-112 (Jun 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2838649 History: Received November 01, 1994; Online February 26, 2008

Abstract

Research on walking vehicles and variable configuration wheeled vehicles is reviewed. The central feature of the vehicles discussed is terrain adaptive capability. The principal elements of the technical problems of coordination and control are discussed for each vehicle type. Examples of each vehicle type are discussed and an extensive reference list is provided. Although the article is primarily a review article, it contains a new discussion of the coordination problem of robotic mechanisms.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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