LUCIE the robot excavator - Design for system safety

D Seward, F Margrave, I Sommerville, R Morrey

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Abstract

Staff and students at Lancaster University have, for the past five years, been involved in the development of an autonomous robot excavator LUCIE (Lancaster University Computerised Intelligent Excavator). The aim of the project is to add autonomy in order to produce a robot excavator with the following characteristics: it should concentrate on the task of trenching; it should adapt to different soil types without human intervention; it should cope with obstructions; and it should eventually be a self-contained system with no cables to external computers. The hardware and software architectures, optical distance sensor, and safety problems are described
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1996 13th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
PublisherIEEE
Pages963-968
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-2988-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 22 Apr 199628 Apr 1996

Conference

Conference1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period22/04/9628/04/96

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