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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10005708,
  title    = {Tracked Robot with Blade Arms to Enhance Crawling Capability},
  author    = {Jhu-Wei Ji and  Fa-Shian Chang and  Lih-Tyng Hwang and  Chih-Feng Liu and  Jeng-Nan Lee and  Shun-Min Wang and  Kai-Yi Cho},
  country   = {Taiwan},
  institution={Cheng Shiu University},
  abstract  = {This paper presents a tracked robot with blade arms powered to assist movement in difficult environments. As a result, the tracked robot is able to pass a ramp or climb stairs. The main feature is a pair of blade arms on both sides of the vehicle body working in collaboration with previously validated transformable track system. When the robot encounters an obstacle in a terrain, it enlists the blade arms with power to overcome the obstacle. In disaster areas, there usually will be terrains that are full of broken and complicated slopes, broken walls, rubbles, and ditches. Thereupon, a robot, which is instructed to pass through such disaster areas, needs to have a good off-road capability for such complicated terrains. The robot with crawling-assisting blade arms would overcome the obstacles along the terrains, and possibly become to be a rescue robot. A prototype has been developed and built; experiments were carried out to validate the enhanced crawling capability of the robot.
    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering},  volume    = {10},
  number    = {11},
  year      = {2016},
  pages     = {1842 - 1846},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10005708},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=119},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 119, 2016},