Talk of Prof. Kazuya Yoshida on "Mobile Robots for Exploration of Extreme and Uncertain Environments in Terrestrial and Planetary Applications"



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Talk of Prof. Kazuya Yoshida on "Mobile Robots for Exploration of Extreme and Uncertain Environments in Terrestrial and Planetary Applications"


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Talk of Prof. Kazuya Yoshida: "Mobile Robots for Exploration of Extreme and Uncertain Environments in Terrestrial and Planetary Applications"

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In this talk, recent activities on the development of mobile robots for terrestrial and lunar/planetary exploration, conducted by Prof. Kazuya Yoshida in Tohoku University, Japan and his colleagues, are introduced.

As for the lunar/planetary exploration, a 10kg prototype of four wheel robot named MoonRaker was recently developed and tested in volcanic terrains as a lunar/planetary analog site.

As for the terrestrial application, a track-type robot model named Quince was developed and successfully deployed in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for remote investigation of the highly radioactive environment.

In the talk, a robotics summer program for international students, Tohoku University Engineering Summer Program (TESP) on Robotics and a newly established organization, Center of Robotics for Extreme and Uncertain Environments (CREATE) are also introduced.

In 2010 five ETH students participated in and enjoyed the TESP-Robotics program, and more students are welcome to this year's program.


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