Date of Original Version

5-1999

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

This paper describes a mobile manipulator that uses its wheels for manipulation as well as locomotion. This robot, named the mobipulator, looks like a small car with four independently powered wheels, none of them steered. It is designed to manipulate paper and other objects on the surface of a desk. The wheels are used for locomotion or for manipulation, switching functions dynamically as the task demands. So far we have preliminary demonstrations of a variety of motions, and performance data for the task of moving a sheet of paper in a square while maintaining constant orientation.

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1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3, 2322-2327.