Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 17, Pages: 1-5
Khalid Hasnan1 *, Qadir Bakhsh1 , Aftab Ahmed1 , Bhagwan Das1 and Sanam Ayub2
1 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
2 Riphah International University, Islamabad - 44000, Pakistan; [email protected]
A novel design of hybrid locomotion system for mobile robots is presented in this paper. The wheel and track type combined motionsystem used,whichresults asahybrid locomotion mechanism that includesarobot flexible andversatile interchangeable locomotion. This robot has a switchover module (Track Tensioner unit) that helps the robot to change wheel mechanism from track mechanism. The switchover module operated by means of rack and pinion mechanism, with theforceexertedbypinion on matingrack. Theswitchover module slidesupwardanddownwarddepends on the direction of pinion rotation. This hybrid mobile robot will be able to work in all type of terrains.
Keywords: Hybrid Mechanism, Locomotion System, Mechanical Design, Mobile Robot, Mobility System
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