Automatic planning and programming for robotic construction of planetary/lunar structures

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Many difficult material handling needs exist in remote unstructured environments. Currently these operations are accomplished using personnel in direct contact with the hazards. A safe and cost-effective alternative to this approach is the use of intelligent robotic systems for the excavation, handling, transport and manipulation of materials during remote construction operations. A robotic system designed for these tasks has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories which successfully integrates computer controlled manipulation and mobility to deliver these needed robotic capabilities in remote applications such as planetary operations. The mobile robot, RETRVIR, incorporates advanced developments in the integration of sensors, advanced computing ... continued below

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Boissiere, P.T. April 1, 1997.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Many difficult material handling needs exist in remote unstructured environments. Currently these operations are accomplished using personnel in direct contact with the hazards. A safe and cost-effective alternative to this approach is the use of intelligent robotic systems for the excavation, handling, transport and manipulation of materials during remote construction operations. A robotic system designed for these tasks has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories which successfully integrates computer controlled manipulation and mobility to deliver these needed robotic capabilities in remote applications such as planetary operations. The mobile robot, RETRVIR, incorporates advanced developments in the integration of sensors, advanced computing environments, and graphical user interfaces. The addition of these elements in the control of remotely operated equipment have shown great promise for reducing the cost of remote construction while providing faster and safer operations.

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OSTI as DE97004916

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  • Other Information: PBD: Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE97004916
  • Report No.: SAND--97-0884
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/468612 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 468612
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678427

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Boissiere, P.T. Automatic planning and programming for robotic construction of planetary/lunar structures, report, April 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678427/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.