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New hybrid locomotion system design

Hasnan, Khalid and Bakhsh, Qadir and Ahmed, Aftab (2013) New hybrid locomotion system design. In: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Robotic Automation System (ICORAS 2013), 12-13 December 2013, Ayodya Resort Bali, Indonesia .


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Rescue, surveillance and bomb disposal are very hard and hazardous task to achieve by humans. Many victim are trapped inside the rubble in natural and man-made disasters. It is very difficult to locate those victims within short period of time by human source. Therefore, mobile robot offers an effective and alternate solution to this problem. In this study, a new design approach for a multi terrain-abilities mobile robot was presented. It consists the wheel and track type motion mechanism resulting as a hybrid mechanism. This changeover from wheel to track system or vice versa is done by track tensioner unit. Three wheeled mechanism helps the robot to move on flat path at high velocity and high maneuverability. The track system was designed for rough and unstructured path. This hybrid locomotion system robot gave the best performance for rescue and other hard operations in multi terrain environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobility system; mechanical design; mobile robot; rescue
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2-211 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms.
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 06:41
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5202
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