Mechanical design of horizontal polyarticular expandable 3-wheeled planetary rover; "tri-star3"

Kenjiro Tadakuma, Matsumoto Masatsugu, Shigeo Hirose

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Abstract

In recent years, the exploration for other planets are really popular among many researchers[1][2]. It seems that Rover is the one of the best application to know the details of the surface of the planets. For example, Spirits and Opportunity; the rovers of NASA[3], still keep exploring on mars, and we can get a great number of information of Mars from those rovers. Therefore, such a kind of rover is very important and effective for planetary exploration. This paper proposes the concept of the horizontal polyarticular expandable 3-wheeled planetary rover, "Tri-StarIII" which based on the expandable rover. The development of the arm, wheel configuration are presented in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2005
Pages236-241
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 17
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2005 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 2005 Jul 292005 Aug 1

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2005

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2005
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period05/7/2905/8/1

Keywords

  • Braking mechanism
  • Expandable mechanism
  • Expandable ratio
  • Locomotion Changing
  • Planetary rover

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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