Enhancement of the Six-Legged Robot Mantis for Assembly and Construction Tasks in Lunar Mission Scenarios within a Multi-Robot Team

Wiebke Brinkmann, Alexander Dettmann, Leon Cedric Danter, Christopher Schulz, Tobias Stark, Adrian Brandt

In: 15th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS '20). International Symposium on Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS-2020) October 19-23 Online-Conference 10/2020.


Mantis is a six-legged walking robotic system that is designed for locomotion in uneven terrain as well as to perform manipulation tasks. Mantis is one in-volved robotic system in the project PRO-ACT (Planetary RObots Deployed for Assembly and Con-struction Tasks) in which different robotic systems work together to perform cooperation tasks like as-sembly and transport to build up lunar infrastructure, e.g. for In-Situ Resource Utilization. To support the required locomotion and manipulation skills, hard-ware and software modifications were conducted, which are described in this paper as well as the per-formed tests.


i-SAIRAS2020_Brinkmann_et_al-Enhancement-of-Mantis_03.pdf (pdf, 952 KB)

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence