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Stair Climbing Control for 4-DOF Tracked Vehicle Based on Internal Sensors

Endo; Received 6 May 2017; Accepted 13 August 2017; Published 11 October 2017 Academic Editor: Gordon R. Pennock Copyright © 2017 Daisuke Endo et al. This is an open access ... 468-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0845, Japan 2New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Aramaki-aza Aoba 6-6-10, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579, Japan Correspondence should be addressed to Daisuke

Assessment of a tracked vehicle’s ability to traverse stairs

In some surveillance missions in the aftermath of disasters, the use of a teleoperated tracked vehicle contributes to the safety of rescue crews. However, because of its insufficient traversal capability, the vehicle can become trapped upon encountering rough terrain. This may lead to mission failure and, in the worst case, loss of the vehicle. To improve the success rate of such...