Throwable tetrahedral robot with transformation capability
Author(s)Tadakuma, Kenjiro; Tadakuma, Riichiro; Nagatani, Keiji; Yoshida, Kazuya; Aigo, Ming; Shimojo, Makoto; Iagnemma, Karl; ... Show more Show less
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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.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009, IROS 2009
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Tadakuma, K. et al. “Throwable tetrahedral robot with transformation capability.” Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. 2009. 2801-2808. © 2009 IEEE.
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INSPEC Accession Number: 11009900