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JRM Vol.14 No.2 pp. 186-192
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2002.p0186
(2002)

Paper:

Development of Holonomic Omnidirectional Vehicle “Vuton-II” with Omni-Discs

Riichiro Damoto and Shigeo Hirose

Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 0-okayama Meguro-ku Tokyo, 152-8552, Japan

Received:
November 29, 2001
Accepted:
December 17, 2001
Published:
April 20, 2002
Keywords:
omnidirectional vehicle, Omni-Disc
Abstract

In this paper, we focus on a new omni-directional vehicle “The Vuton-II” that was developed for use as a transport vehicle to operate within factories, hospitals and warehouses. This vehicle is composed of using three or more “Omni-Discs”. Its mechanism ensures that individual wheels of the assembly are always aligned in the same direction, and can always roll freely. The Vuton-II is designed to be low in cost, short in stature, and to bear a reasonably high payload.

Cite this article as:
Riichiro Damoto and Shigeo Hirose, “Development of Holonomic Omnidirectional Vehicle “Vuton-II” with Omni-Discs,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.14, No.2, pp. 186-192, 2002.
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