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Wall Climbing Robot: Mechanical Design and Implementation

Albagul, Abdulgani and Asseni, A. and Khalifa, Othman Omran (2011) Wall Climbing Robot: Mechanical Design and Implementation. In: Applied Computing Conference 2010, ACC'10, 21-23 Oct 2010, Timisoara, Romania.

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Abstract

A wall climbing robot is a robot with the capability of climbing vertical surfaces. This paper describes the design and fabrication of a quadruped climbing robot. We are required to design and create a wall climbing robot which uses suction as a means of sticking to the wall. The robot will be controlled using Basic Stamp and the movement of its legs will generated by two servo motors. Each servo motor will control legs which are located on the left and right side of the robot. The leg rotations mimic stepping motions through the use of a slider and crank. The suction force will be supplied by two vacuum pumps that will turn on intermittently. The main body of the robot will carry all the components except for the compressor thus making it mobile. Currently the robot is only designed for linear movement. However plans to incorporate maneuverability and other functions can be implemented after the first stage of the development achievessuccess.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4119/18779
Uncontrolled Keywords: wall robots, basic stamp, suction cups, slider-crank
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Othman O. Khalifa
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 16:02
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 16:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18779

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