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Since Fukushima nuclear accident, the international society are paying more and more attention on the safety of nuclear power. The healthy monitoring is the most important means for earth warning. In this paper, we developed a wall-climbing robotic system for intelligent monitoring in nuclear power plants. It was made up of mechanical, control, and(More)
The Cartesian path planning of free-floating space robot is much more complex than that of fixed-based manipulators, since the end-effector pose (position and orientation) is path dependent, and the position-level kinematic equations can not be used to determine the joint angles. In this paper, a method based on particle swarm optimization (PSO) is proposed(More)
The failures of GEO (Geostationary Orbit) spacecrafts will result in large economic cost and other bad impacts. In this paper, we propose a space robotic servicing concept, and present the design of the corresponding system. The system consists of a 7-DOF redundant manipulator, a 2-DOF docking mechanism, a set of stereo vision and general subsystems of a(More)
Space robotic system is expected to play an increasingly important role in repairing GEO (geostationary orbit) satellites in the future. To perform the servicing mission, the robotic system is firstly required to approach and dock with the target autonomously, for which the measurement of relative pose is the key. It is a challenging task since the existing(More)
Due to failure of mechanisms to deploy, some large communication satellites lost their ability and resulted in huge economic cost. A space robotic system is expected to perform the on-orbit repairing mission. It is a tremendous challenge to navigate a space robot in final approach since the targets are generally non-cooperative. Rectangle features, which(More)