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LUCIE the robot excavator - design for system safety.

Seward, D. W. and Margrave, F. W. and Sommerville, I. and Morrey, R. (1996) LUCIE the robot excavator - design for system safety. In: Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE international conference on robotics and automation. IEEE, Minneapolis, pp. 936-968. ISBN 0-7803-2988-0

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    Abstract

    Staff and students at Lancaster University have, for the past five years, been involved in the development of an autonomous robot excavator LUCIE (Lancaster University Computerised Intelligent Excavator). The aim of the project is to add autonomy in order to produce a robot excavator with the following characteristics: it should concentrate on the task of trenching; it should adapt to different soil types without human intervention; it should cope with obstructions; and it should eventually be a self-contained system with no cables to external computers. The hardware and software architectures, optical distance sensor, and safety problems are described.

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    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    VC's Office
    Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 20429
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    Deposited On: 11 Dec 2008 16:55
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 18:22
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20429

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