Whole-body task energy metrics for robots performing useful work in unstructured environments

@inproceedings{Hofmann2010WholebodyTE,
  title={Whole-body task energy metrics for robots performing useful work in unstructured environments},
  author={Andreas Hofmann and Daniel Theobald},
  booktitle={Defense + Commercial Sensing},
  year={2010}
}
When considering energy requirements and optimization for robots, it is important to consider mission requirements, and the type of robot performing the mission. For example, the small robots used in today's reconnaissance and explosive ordnance disposal applications have weak manipulators, and do not perform significant physical work on their surrounding environment. In this paper, we focus on robots that will be required to do much more physically demanding tasks, such as manipulating large… CONTINUE READING