Fields of competence
ROBOTNOR represents a unique synergy of academic and industrial expertise which allows us to counsel and comprehend a wide variety of tasks and projects. Our fields of competence are numerous and diverse.
Researchers at ROBOTNOR have spent the last two years refining the design of our new modular snake robot Mamba. A fully assembled prototype will soon be ready.
Mamba is packed with novel functionality that will allow us to demonstrate new applications of snake robots. The robot has several types of modules that can be arranged in arbitrary configurations based on the intended application of the robot. All modules are watertight, which will allow any configuration of the robot to operate under water. Moreover, the robot has a novel contact force sensor system which can accurately measure contact forces acting on the robot from the environment. This sensor system will allow us to demonstrate adaptive snake robot locomotion in outdoor environments. More information about this exciting robot will be added soon!
Our research on snake robots is regularly presented in national and international media. A selection of links to media appearances is given below.
The snake robot laboratory at ROBOTNOR got a significant upgrade in 2013. The lab now […]
In a few years, snake robots will assist in search and rescue missions after earthquakes and carry out maintenance operations inside process pipes. ROBOTNOR has conducted research on snake robots for several years and is getting closer to realizing the potential of these mechanisms.
SINTEF ICT (Applied Cybernetics), CIRiS (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space), and NSC (the Norwegian […]
Aiko is one of our first snake robots and was developed in order to produce […]
Reserach on snake robots at ROBOTNOR began with the development of Anna Konda. The robot […]
Kulko is an experimental platform for investigating snake robot locomotion in environments with obstacles. Locomotion […]
Wheeko is an experimental platform which we developed to study snake robot locomotion across flat […]
P. Liljebäck, K. Y. Pettersen, Ø. Stavdahl, and J. T. Gravdahl, Snake Robots – Modelling, Mechatronics, and Control, ser. Advances in Industrial Control. Springer, 2012.
P. Liljebäck, K. Y. Pettersen, Ø. Stavdahl, and J. T. Gravdahl, Controllability and stability analysis of planar snake robot locomotion, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1365-1380, 2011.
F. J. Marin, J. Casillas, M. Mucientes, A. A. Transeth, S. A. Fjerdingen, I. Schjølberg: «Learning Intelligent Controllers for Path-Following Skills on Snake-Like Robots», in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011.
A.A. Transeth, R.I Leine, C. Glocker and K.Y. Pettersen, “Non-smooth 3D modelling of a snake robot with external obstacles”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Kunming, China, December 17–20, 2006, pp. 1189–1196.
A. A. Transeth, R. I. Leine, C. Glocker, K. Y. Pettersen, and P. Liljebäck, Snake robot obstacle aided locomotion: Modeling, simulations, and experiments, IEEE Trans. Rob., vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 88104, 2008.