Motion kinematics analysis of wheeled–legged rover over 3D surface with posture adaptation

Christophe Grand, Faiz Benamar, Frédéric Plumet
2010 Mechanism and Machine Theory  
This paper proposes a general formulation of the kinetostatic model of articulated wheeled rovers that move on rough terrains. Differential kinematic model is used to control the generalized trajectory of the robot, composed of position and posture parameters. These posture parameters have been optimized in order to provide high stability and traction performance, during motion on irregular ground surface. Numerical simulation and experimental results, carried out on a hybrid wheeledlegged
more » ... , show the validity of the approach presented in this paper.
doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2009.10.007 fatcat:fp35pydnxrazlfeul752u5nz74