The gear mechanism with passive rollers: The input mechanism to drive the omnidirectional gear and worm gearing

Riichiro Tadakuma, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Minoru Takagi, Shotaro Onishi, Gaku Matsui, Kyohei Ioka, Yuichi Tsumaki, Mitsuru Higashimori, Makoto Kaneko

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Abstract

We have been studying an omnidirectional driving gear mechanism that can generate thrusting force in an arbitrary direction on one surface, which may be flat or curved. This omnidirectional gear is driven by spur gears that are perpendicular. When one spur gear rotates to drive the omnidirectional gear, the other slides between the teeth of the omnidirectional gear and vice versa. In this paper, we introduce gears with passive rollers to reduce the frictional resistance with a mechanism including smooth rolling motion of conical or flat passive rollers, which can boost the power transmission efficiency of the omnidirectional driving gear system. We also confirmed another useful function of this gear with passive rollers as a worm wheel to transmit power from a worm gear with higher energy efficiency than an ordinary worm wheel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
Pages1520-1527
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 14
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 2013 May 62013 May 10

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period13/5/613/5/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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