• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 17, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

A Novel Hybrid Locomotion Mechanism for Small Mobile Robot


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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