Simone Alicino

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— This paper describes the design and implementation of DAVID, a lunar vehicle developed for the European Space Agency (ESA) Lunar Robotics Challenge, presenting severe terrain negotiation and sample acquisition challenges. We discuss in some detail two of the main innovative aspects of our entry to the challenge, i.e. the locomotion system and the sample(More)
— This paper focuses on casting manipulation and presents an innovative mechanism that allows objects placed in a three–dimensional space to be reached with a relatively small robot. Casting manipulation is a technique by which a robotic end–effector is thrown and its ballistic flight is controlled through a tether cable so as to reach a target object.(More)
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