Moon Hound Project

 

 

Welcome !

This is the home page of the UPM Moon Hound robot that participated to the Lunar Robotics Challenge launched by the European Space Agency (ESA).

 

 

The rover:

 

 

 

The Story:

In eary 2008, a group of enthusiastic and crazy enough students decided to take up the challenge, and knocked to the RobCib doors for support. They didn’t look harmful, so we opened it. We didn’t know the crass mistake we were about to commit!

 

So here we are, fully immersed in this adventure, that took us to the Moon (or to some place with that looked alike!).

 

See also these pages:

 

...and also   this paper   we published after the trials: 

F.A.W. Belo, A. Birk, C. Brunskill, F. Kirchner, V. Lappas, C.D. Remy, S. Roccella, C. Rossi, A. Tikanmaki, G. Visentin,

“The ESA Lunar Robotics Challenge: Simulating Operations at the Lunar South Pole”,

Journal of Field Robotics, 2012. (DOI: 10.1002/rob.20429).

 

The team:

 

Project Management: Claudio Rossi 

Supervisors: Antonio Barrientos, Miguel Hernando

 

Students

José Carlo Fernandez Gonzalez (General concept, sensors)

Ricardo Picadoste Ruilope (General concept, base station)

Jose Luis Mora Plaza (General concept, rover mechanics)   

Juan Padilla (General concept, rover mechanics)  

Jose Emilio Torres (Rover control)  

Christian Fiederling (Rover control and comms)   

 

Collaborators

Jose Luis Vega  (Dep. de Dinámica de Estructuras, ETSI Navales, UPM)

Manuel Merino (Dep. de  Expresión  Gráfica Industrial, EUITI, UPM)

 

Also with the advice of

Consuelo Fernández Jiménez

íngel Alcázar de Velasco Rico

(Escuela Universitaria de Ingenierí­a Técnica Aeronáutica (EUITA) of the UPM)

 

 

Contact:

Prof. Claudio Rossi

UNIVERSIDAD POLITÈCNICA DE MADRID
CENTRE for AUTOMATION and ROBOTICS

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José Gutiérrez Abascal 2
E28006, Madrid, SPAIN

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