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Volume 172, 20183rd International Conference on Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Simulation (ICDAMS 2018)
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|Published online||12 June 2018|
Mechanical Design and Analysis of Hybrid Mobile Robot with Aerial and Terrain Locomotion Capability
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, India
2 Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems, School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although different locomotion mechanisms are available, the use of only one locomotion system in a mobile robot restricts its application scenarios. Hybrid locomotion improves the maneuverability and flexibility of a robot. This paper introduces a hybrid locomotion mobile robot, a combination of quadruped and quadrotor system. The robot has a unique expediency to fly to remote places, then walk to perform close range operations in the field. The prime intention is to use the quadrotor to tackle large objects by flying over it. The four legs provide easy movements in uneven terrain. Thus, this robot can be used in erratic and dynamic environments where stability, maneuverability and flexibility are required. This system can be used as first responders in search and rescue missions, where it responds before human responders gets to the site and get the entire information of the area in detail (like spotting trapped ones, getting detailed 3D mapping etc.). This platform offers unique capabilities suited for search and rescue, disaster zone assistance and surveillances. This paper elucidates the mechanical design and analysis of a hybrid locomotion robot. The solid model of the robot was made using CATIA and further analysis like static analysis, computational fluid dynamics analysis and drop test analysis were performed in ANSYS.
Key words: Hybrid locomotion mobile robot / Quadruped / Quadrotor
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