Development of VmaxCarrier2:Omni-directional mobile robot with function of step-climbing

Kenjiro Tadakuma, Shigeo Hirose, Riichiro Tadakuma

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Abstract

"VmaxCarrier2" is an omni-directional mobile robot with step-climbing capability, which can be used as a compact, quiet, and durable transportation vehicle in cluttered and cramped environments. We have already developed several kinds of omni-directional mobile robots for situations where it is desirable to be able to move in all directions, such as "VUTON" and "VmaxCarrier". To construct an omni-directional mobile robot with a greatly improved capability to climb steps, we developed the Omni-Disc2, a Bent Pneumatic Actuator, and a pneumatic system. These novel components were constructed into a prototype, and through evaluation experiments we have confirmed the improved step climbing capability of VmaxCarrier2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3111-3118
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2004
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 5
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2004 Apr 262004 May 1

Keywords

  • Bent Pneumatic Actuator
  • Climbing steps
  • Omni-Disc
  • Omni-directional mobile robot
  • VmaxCarrier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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