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JRM Vol.26 No.2 p. 261
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0261
(2014)

Development Report:

Performance of Wheel-Typed Vehicle with Crawlers in Between Front and Rear Wheels on Soft Ground

Ryosuke Eto, Tomoaki Satomi, and Hiroshi Takahashi

Department of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 6-6-02 Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

Received:
October 30, 2013
Accepted:
December 25, 2013
Published:
April 20, 2014
Keywords:
crawler, wheel, slip, soil, trafficability
Abstract

A wheeled vehicle with crawlers between the front and back wheels has been developed in order to move swiftly over both soft ground and pavement. Vehicle trafficability on dry sand was evaluated in experiments, which clarified that its trafficability was greater than for wheels on dry sand alone.

Cite this article as:
R. Eto, T. Satomi, and H. Takahashi, “Performance of Wheel-Typed Vehicle with Crawlers in Between Front and Rear Wheels on Soft Ground,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.2, p. 261, 2014.
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