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D.R.O.P. The Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform

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dc.contributor.author McKenzie, Clifford
dc.contributor.author Parness, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-25T20:55:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-25T20:55:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-14
dc.identifier.citation IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 14 - 18, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-0916
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42765
dc.description.abstract The Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP) is a prototype robotic platform with the abil- ity to climb concrete surfaces up to 85◦ at a rate of 25cm/s, make rapid horizontal to vertical transitions, carry an audio/visual reconnaissance payload, and survive impacts from 3 meters. DROP is manufactured using a combination of selective laser sintering (SLS) and shape deposition manufacturing (SDM) techniques. The platform uses a two-wheel, two-motor design that delivers high mobility with low complexity. DROP extends microspine climbing technology from linear to rotary applica- tions, providing improved transition ability, increased speeds, and simpler body mechanics while maintaining microspines ability to opportunistically grip rough surfaces. Various aspects of prototype design and performance are discussed, including the climbing mechanism, body design, and impact survival. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject climbing mechanisms en_US
dc.subject climbing robots en_US
dc.title D.R.O.P. The Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics en_US


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