By Topic

A novel wide purpose leg-wheel hybrid mobile vehicle

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Jianjun Yuan ; Dept. of Mechanical & Aerosp. Eng., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Japan ; Hirose, S. ; Konuma, Y.

This paper discusses the development of a novel wide purpose mobile vehicle, zero carrier, which is based on the principle in the patent (#2003-146218). This vehicle consists of eight prismatic-joint legs, four active wheels and four passive casters. Each leg has a simplified and unified mechanism, which can slide up/down independently. Zero carrier can provide large space for carrying human being or goods, perform safe and stable three-dimensional movement while keeping its body horizontal. Having these significant characteristics mentioned above, zero carrier not only is capable of moving on flat ground indoors or climbing stairs, but also can be largely equipped in complex environment such as stations and hospitals. We explain this expected market later in this paper.

Published in:

Robotics and Automation, 2004. TExCRA '04. First IEEE Technical Exhibition Based Conference on

Date of Conference:

18-19 Nov. 2004