Earth-worm typed drilling robot for subsurface planetary exploration

Takashi Kubota, Kenji Nagaoka, Satoru Tanaka, Taro Nakamura

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24 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper presents a mobile robotic system designed to perform deep soil sampling for lunar or planetary subsurface exploration in the near future. Drilling robots have to carry the excavated fine sand, regolith backward because of the high density. Therefore a new scheme is proposed, to move forward under the soil by making use of reactive force caused by pushing the discharged regolith. The first simple experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1394-1399
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424417582
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO - Yalong Bay, Sanya, China
Duration: 2007 Dec 152007 Dec 18

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO
Country/TerritoryChina
CityYalong Bay, Sanya
Period07/12/1507/12/18

Keywords

  • Drilling robot
  • Mole type robot
  • Subsurface exploration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Biomaterials

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