Throwable tetrahedral robot with transformation capability

Kenjiro Tadakuma, Riichiro Tadakuma, Keiji Nagatani, Kazuya Yoshida, Ming Aigo, Makoto Shimojo, Karl Iagnemma

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Abstract

In this paper, a tetrahedral mobile robot with central axis for transformation to the flat vehicle is presented. The throwable robot with the function of going into narrow spaces when its in the flat-vehicle mode is explained in detail. A prototype has been developed to illustrate the concept. Motion experiments confirm the novel properties of this mechanism: mode changing function and omnidirectional motion. Basic Motion experiments, with a test vehicle are also presented. Keywords: Search and Rescue, Throwable, Tetrahedral Shaped, Omni-Ball, Transformation, Mechanical Design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
Pages2801-2808
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 11
Event2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 2009 Oct 112009 Oct 15

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period09/10/1109/10/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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