Flakey: SRI's Mobile Robot
SRI's mobile robot, Flakey, is a custom-built platform approximately 3 feet
high and 2 feet in diameter operating within SRI's own office environment.
Two independently driven wheels provide a maximum velocity of about 2 feet
per second. Sensors include a ring of 12 sonar range finders, wheel
encoders, and a video camera used in combination with a laser to provide
dense depth information over a small area in front of the vehicle. Flakey's
on-board computers include a workstation and a number of other processors
dedicated to sensor interpretation, motor control, and radio
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