Advanced Teleoperation for Earthwork Equipment Navigation


ATHENA - 6068

Keywords mobile robots, robot navigation, sensor data fusion, civil engineering


Start Date: 01-OCT-92 / Duration: 42 months

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Objectives

The objective of ATHENA is to develop a remotely operated semi-autonomous vehicle for use in an unstructured environment. The work will focus on an earthworking vehicle for sanitary landfill, which poses the additional problem that the environment is reshaped by the action of the vehicle.

The approach will be to build a remote guidance system into an existing vehicle to include:

Each component of the guidance system will be integrated into the demonstration vehicle and tested at a landfill site provided by an industrial partner. This process will culminate in a demonstration of the full system.

The results will be applicable to, for example, mining, tunnelling and road construction, as well as landfill, and will be incorporated in products marketed by industrial members of the consortium.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Adriano Mori
Tecnopolis CSATA Novus Ortus
Str. Prov. le Casamassima km. 3
I - 70010 Valenzano (Bari)
tel: + 39 / 80-877-0231
fax: + 39 / 80-877 0247
telex: 810371

Participants

TECNOPOLIS CSATA NOVUS ORTUS - I - C
ARNEX NAVIGATION SYSTEMS AB - S - P
BENATI - I - P
CRIF/WTCM - B - P
ISRA SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH - D - P
ROBOSOFT - F - P
UNIVERSITY OF GENOA (DIBE) - I - P
ZENON SA - GR - P
ASSOLARI - I - A
CALABRESE ENGINEERING SPA - I - A
UNIVERSIT°ree; OF DARMSTADT (THD) - D - A


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ATHENA - 6068, December 1993


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