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2015 NSF National Robotics Initiative PI Meeting, 2015.

Sonia Roberts and D. E. Koditschek
Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Rapid-fire presentation


Traditional desert research has been performed either through human field missions or remote data captured by satellite or stationary sensor towers. RHex can be outfitted with relevant sensors and collect data for many types of experiments, enabling the generation of new datasets with a much greater size and granularity than have been previously available. Taking the robot to three deserts, we found the only locomotion issue to be on dunes inclined to more than 26 degrees. Here, we describe experiments in a laboratory sand dune (adjustable-tilt sandbox) extending a result from granular media physics to explain locomotion performance in our more natural environment.

BibTeX entry
	title = {{R}{H}ex for remote desert sensing},
	booktitle = {NRI PI Meeting},
	author = {Roberts, Sonia F. and Koditschek, Daniel E.},
	year = {2015}

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