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.
Wheeko is an experimental platform which we developed to study snake robot locomotion across flat surfaces. The robot consists of 10 identical joint modules, each having two motorized degrees of freedom (pitch and yaw). The modules are covered by passive wheels to give the robot anisotropic ground friction properties, which enable the robot to slither forward over flat surfaces.
Our research on snake robots is regularly presented in national and international media. A selection of links to media appearances is given below.
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.
The snake robot laboratory at ROBOTNOR got a significant upgrade in 2013. The lab now […]
Researchers at ROBOTNOR have spent the last two years refining the design of our new […]
Kulko is an experimental platform for investigating snake robot locomotion in environments with obstacles. Locomotion […]
Reserach on snake robots at ROBOTNOR began with the development of Anna Konda. The robot […]
Aiko is one of our first snake robots and was developed in order to produce […]
P. Liljebäck, K. Y. Pettersen, Ø. Stavdahl, and J. T. Gravdahl, Snake Robots – Modelling, Mechatronics, and Control, ser. Advances in Industrial Control. Springer, 2012.
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.
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.