Monday, November 11, 2013

ROAMeR at Stanford University ...

ROAMER rises like a Phoenix at the DSCC2013

Date: Oct. 23, 2013. 1530-1700 hrs Zulu
Venue: Stanford University

Goal: Demonstration in the Experimental Session of the 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2013), East Courtyard,  Special session TuET9

ROAMeR is a 9 DOFs reconfigurable planar mobile robot. Redundant degrees of freedom allow the robot to change its configuration while performing the desired trajectory tracking task in unstructured environments, e.g. rescue robots in the earthquake.  Moreover, the reconfigurability is of great importance in the design of future generation of Personal Electric Vehicles for intra-city  personal transportation services.

The ROAMeR was a smash hit at the Inaugural Experimental Session of the DSCC2013 – kudos go to  Javad Sovizi and  Madu Sathianarayanan (and Xiaobo Zhou behind the scenes) for making this such an unprecedented success!!

Discussion on the ROAMeR specifications

Straight line trajectory tracking
Obstacle avoidance

Turning in the limited space