A Class of Autonomous Robots Prepared for Unfriendly Sunny Environment

  • Lucian Grigore
  • Recep Ileri
  • Cristian Neculăescu
  • Anton Soloi
  • Ticuşor Ciobotaru
  • Valentin Vînturiş
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 132)

Abstract

We present an electrical caterpillar autonomous robot demonstrator, which consists of two independent tracks with an operational platform, a system with photovoltaic panels for converting solar energy into electricity, and a system for connecting different devices to the robot chassis. One goal is to reduce operational costs in terms of fulfilling the missions and maintaining safe human operations in unfriendly environments. Other goals, imbedded in the demonstrator’s design, are: mobility, lowered energy consumption, the usage of ecological energy, and an increased energetic independence. These characteristics would allow the development of a class of robots that may be used in unfriendly and isolated areas, in which solar energy is adequate. Yet another goal is to develop a database documenting how the demonstrator operates under various conditions.

Keywords

Robot autonomous vehicle photovoltaic cells mobility traction rolling resistance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucian Grigore
    • 1
  • Recep Ileri
    • 1
  • Cristian Neculăescu
    • 2
  • Anton Soloi
    • 1
  • Ticuşor Ciobotaru
    • 3
  • Valentin Vînturiş
    • 3
  1. 1.LUMINA UniversityBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Dept. of MathematicsAcademy of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Military Technical AcademyBucharestRomania

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