This paper describes a prototype and analytical studies of a spherical rolling robot, a new design of an omnidirectional robot system. The robot can arbitrarily begin to move in any direction to the target, and autonomously roll and reach any desired position. Our design has considered a spherical robot with an internal mechanism for propulsion. The propulsion mechanism will distribute weights radially along spokes fixed inside the sphere and enables the robot to accelerate, decelerate, and move with constant velocity. A mathematical model of the robot’s dynamic and motion was instructed. An algorithmic motion planning is developed and, partly, pseudocode of that is presented. For a number of missions, it is shown experimentally that the model agrees well with the results.
Introducing Glory: A Novel Strategy for an Omnidirectional Spherical Rolling Robot
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, AND CONTROL. Manuscript received by the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division December 3, 2003. Associate Editor: M. Goldfarb.
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Javadi A. , A. H., and Mojabi , P. (December 3, 2004). "Introducing Glory: A Novel Strategy for an Omnidirectional Spherical Rolling Robot ." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. September 2004; 126(3): 678–683. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1789542
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