MTR: THE MULTI-TASKING ROVER - A New Concept in Rover Design

Antonios K. Bouloubasis, Gerard T. Mckee, Paul M. Sharkey, Peter Tolson

Abstract

In this paper we present the novel concepts incorporated in a planetary surface exploration rover design that is currently under development. The Multitasking Rover (MTR) aims to demonstrate functionality that will cover many of the current and future needs such as rough-terrain mobility, modularity and upgradeability. The rover system has enhanced mobility characteristics. It operates in conjunction with Science Packs (SPs) and Tool Packs (TPs) – modules attached to the main frame of the rover, which are either special tools or science instruments and alter the operation capabilities of the system.

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in Harvard Style

Bouloubasis A., Mckee G., Sharkey P. and Tolson P. (2006). MTR: THE MULTI-TASKING ROVER - A New Concept in Rover Design . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-972-8865-60-3, pages 176-181. DOI: 10.5220/0001218401760181


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco06,
author={Antonios K. Bouloubasis and Gerard T. Mckee and Paul M. Sharkey and Peter Tolson},
title={MTR: THE MULTI-TASKING ROVER - A New Concept in Rover Design},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2006},
pages={176-181},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001218401760181},
isbn={978-972-8865-60-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - MTR: THE MULTI-TASKING ROVER - A New Concept in Rover Design
SN - 978-972-8865-60-3
AU - Bouloubasis A.
AU - Mckee G.
AU - Sharkey P.
AU - Tolson P.
PY - 2006
SP - 176
EP - 181
DO - 10.5220/0001218401760181