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A Novel Hybrid Locomotion Mechanism for Small Mobile Robot


  • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Riphah International University, Islamabad - 44000, Pakistan


A novel design of hybrid locomotion system for mobile robots is presented in this paper. The wheel and track type combined motion system used, which results as a hybrid locomotion mechanism that includes a robot flexible and versatile interchangeable locomotion. This robot has a switch over module (Track Tensioner unit) that helps the robot to change wheel mechanism from track mechanism. The switch over module operated by means of rack and pinion mechanism, with the force exerted by pinion on mating rack. The switch over module slides upward and downward depends on the direction of pinion rotation. This hybrid mobile robot will be able to work in all type of terrains.


Hybrid Mechanism, Locomotion System, Mechanical Design, Mobile Robot, Mobility System.

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