Omni-directional mobile robot with step-climbing capability: "VmaxCarrier2"

Kenjiro Tadakuma, Riichiro Tadakuma, Shigeo Hirose

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Abstract

This paper discusses "VmaxCarrier2", 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[1]" and "VmaxCarrier[2]". 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. We show the basic working principle and feature of omni-based on the patent (#2003-326912, #2004-131017) and explain the expected market with business model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 1st IEEE Technical Exhibition Based Conference on Robotics and Automation - proceedings, TExCRA 2004
Pages95-96
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 1st IEEE Technical Exhibition Based Conference on Robotics and Automation, TExCRA 2004 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2004 Nov 182004 Nov 19

Publication series

Name2004 1st IEEE Technical Exhibition Based Conference on Robotics and Automation, Proceedings, TExCRA 2004

Other

Other2004 1st IEEE Technical Exhibition Based Conference on Robotics and Automation, TExCRA 2004
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period04/11/1804/11/19

Keywords

  • Climbing steps
  • Lifting-Chair
  • Omni-Disc
  • Omni-directional mobile robot
  • VmaxCarrier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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