The Journal of LOVOTICS bridges the gap between Robotics for Mechanism and Control in all areas of intelligent systems and robotics. It publishes original, peer-reviewed contributions from initial concept and theory to prototyping to final product development and commercialization. Readers will also find papers on real applications of intelligent and robotic systems.
The role of force control vis-a-vis other control methodologies such as posture for wheeled legged vehicles moving on uneven terrain with slopes and possibly stairs. Here we focus on the development of a control methodology for Hybrid Wheel Legged Vehicles (HWLV) to improve the mobility of the vehicle on a given surface. A control strategy including the control of the contact forces of the vehicle with the surface is proposed. As an outcome of the development, we also analyze the conditions which lead to a rigidly suspended vehicle being incapable of moving on a surface.
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Last date updated on June, 2014