Friday, July 8, 2011

You've Never Seen a Robot Drive System Like This Before [Video]

What you're looking here is a hemispherical omnidirectional gimbaled wheel, or HOG wheel. It's nothing more than a black rubber hemisphere that rotates like a spinning top, with servos that can tilt it left and right and forwards and backwards. Powered by this simple drive system, the robot that it's attached to can scoot around the floor in ways that I would have to characterize as "alarmingly fast." More »


Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/oG28lsa04qc/youve-never-seen-a-robot-drive-system-like-this-before

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