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Locomotion performance of amphibious robot vehicle using transformable rocker-bogie mechanism

Zainol, Zakariya and Toha, Siti Fauziah and Mohammed, Rafeeq and Idris, Ahmad Syahrin (2021) Locomotion performance of amphibious robot vehicle using transformable rocker-bogie mechanism. Elektrika: Journal of Electrical Engineering, 20 (2-3). pp. 111-116. ISSN 0128-4428

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exploring amphibious robots owing to their excellent locomotion capabilities in diverse environments. An amphibious robot needs locomotion to maneuver on irregular, uneven terrains on land and a dynamic water medium. The study presents an amphibious robot that employs a rocker-bogie mechanism with an adjustable link providing retractable and unretractable configuration suitable on terrestrial and aquatic mediums. This paper proposes an amphibious robot vehicle (ARV) unretractable mode suitable for inclined locomotion on uneven land surface and retracted mode suitable for locomotion on water. Experiment investigation demonstrates Cross hill and downhill Grade ability on inclined surfaces that stabilize the ARV preventing it from slippage and flip over. The trainability and adaptability on land. The Simulation in Ansys for flow velocity vector shows retractable wheel position significantly improves trust forces by reducing the low bow losses. An integrated paddle mechanism will be employed in future design to increase the mobility on the Water Wheel.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4680/93142
Uncontrolled Keywords: Locomotion, Retracted wheel, Rocker-bogie, Unretracted wheel
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ212 Control engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Fauziah Toha
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 11:07
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 11:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93142

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