Development of cylindrical cam shape to improve efficiency of jumping function of mobile robot

S. Inoue, K. Tanaka, Y. Okamoto, Hiroyuki Ishii, D. Kuroiwa, H. Yokoyama, Q. Shi, S. Okabayashi, Y. Sugahara, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    We have developed mobile robots to meet the demand for ecological observation of animals. The purpose of this research is to develop an observation robot specialized for small animals. Robots must have high mobility in forest environments. This robot moves over rough terrain using two active wheels driven by motors and can jump over obstacles by using a two-spring jumping mechanism. The jumping mechanism has a structure that can achieve jumping power even in a forest environment. By this mechanism, it has become possible to jump higher than existing robots in a forest. A spiral cam is used for the jumping mechanism. This cam is effective to achieve a long kicking distance and save space. In this paper, to improve the performance of the robot jumping mechanism, the optimal shape of the cam is examined.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages233-238
    Number of pages6
    Volume2018-January
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538637418
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 23
    Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017 - Macau, China
    Duration: 2017 Dec 52017 Dec 8

    Other

    Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017
    CountryChina
    CityMacau
    Period17/12/517/12/8

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    Keywords

    • Field Engineering
    • Jumping
    • Running

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Control and Optimization
    • Modelling and Simulation

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    Inoue, S., Tanaka, K., Okamoto, Y., Ishii, H., Kuroiwa, D., Yokoyama, H., Shi, Q., Okabayashi, S., Sugahara, Y., & Takanishi, A. (2018). Development of cylindrical cam shape to improve efficiency of jumping function of mobile robot. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 233-238). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2017.8324423