Metropolitan Police Department revised the legislation to traffic rules, and permitted people to ride a bicycle with two children sitting in both front and rear seats 2009 in Japan. On the other hand, biking with two children increases instability, and may cause shaky riding and fall. The authors have proposed a power-steering system for electrically-assisted bicycles in our previous works. Although the power steering system is originally designed to support the steering of riders, it has the possibility to stabilize a bicycle with two children semi-automatically. In this paper, we aim to design a semi-automati stabilizing control for the bicycle as the long-term purpose. As the first-step to the purpose, a mechanical simulator to simulate circling bicycles is developed with a pendulum system, and effectiveness of a stabilizing control is verified with the simulator.
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Pendulum-Based Simulator for Bicycle Motion Analysis and Control
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Soma, N, Namikawa, D, Shinbara, H, & Iwase, M. "Pendulum-Based Simulator for Bicycle Motion Analysis and Control." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference. Volume 3: Renewable Energy Systems; Robotics; Robust Control; Single Track Vehicle Dynamics and Control; Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics; Structure Dynamics and Smart Structures; Surgical Robotics; Tire and Suspension Systems Modeling; Vehicle Dynamics and Control; Vibration and Energy; Vibration Control. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. October 17–19, 2012. pp. 601-605. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8794
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