Tag ; Snake Robot

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Slippage applications with snake robots

Studying slippage on pushing applications with snake robots  (뱀 로봇을 이용한 밀기 공부시 미끄러짐 연구) Abstract In this paper, a framework for analyzing the motion resulting from the interaction between a snake robot and an object is shown. Metrics are derived to study the motion of the object and robot, showing that the addition of passive wheels to the snake robot helps to minimize slippage. However, the passive wheels do not have a significant impact on the force exerted onto the object. This puts snake robots in a similar framework as robotic arms, while considering special properties exclusive to snake robots (e.g., lack of a fixed-base, interaction with the environment through friction). It is also shown that the configuration (shape) of the snake robot, parameterized with the polar coordinates of the robot’s COM, plays an important role in the interaction with the object. Two examples, a snake robot with two […]