Review of Research on the Chinese Space Station Robots
For life extension and construction of large space facilities, we hope to break through the weight and outline restriction of the rocket by using the on-orbit assembly technology with space mobile robots. The Chinese Space Station robots are designed for the missions of relocking spacecraft sections, docking assistance, installing equipment, maintaining the space station and extra vehicular activity (EVA) of astronaut. Therefore, it will lay a foundation for the construction of the Chinese Space Station (CSS). The Chinese Space Station robots will be highly integrated robotic system, combining technologies of mechanics, electronics, thermotics, vision and computer control. The key technologies of the robots are described, such as high-precision servo control and human-computer interaction. The Chinese Space Station robots provide the Chinese researchers and engineer a great opportunity for developing and advancing their space robotics technologies and experience.
KeywordsSpacecraft Chinese Space Station Manipulator Robot
This research was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51875393 and No. 5192780006) and by the China Advance Research for Manned Space Project (No. 030601).
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