ANT

AUTONOMOUS NON-WHEELED ALL-TERRAIN ROVER

Navigation system for legged robots for traversing unconsolidated, inclined, and rugged terrain.

Duration: 27.01.2021 till 26.10.2022
Donee: DFKI GmbH
Sponsor: ESA
Grant number: ESA AO/1-10289/20/NL/RA
Partner: Italian Institute of Technology
Airbus Defence and Space Ltd.
Application Field: Space Robotics
Related Projects: Entern
Environment Modelling and Navigation for Robotic Space-Exploration (10.2014- 12.2017)
VIPE
Exploration in terrain difficult to access (e.g. Valles Marineris) using visual and proprioceptive data. (05.2015- 06.2018)
Related Robots: CREX
Crater Explorer

Project details

The objective of the activity is to develop the ANT navigation system for legged robots. It will be able to perceive the terrain, to plan a path to a desired goal and to control the path execution while traversing unconsolidated, inclined, and rugged terrain. A modular generic approach is being developed to exploit the potential of robots with four (quadrupeds) as well as with six legs (hexapods).
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