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Liu, Yuanyuan (Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology), Wu, Xinyu (Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology), QIAN, Huihuan (CUHK), Zheng, Duan (Guangxi University/ShenzhenInstituteofAdvanced Technology), sun, jianquan (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology), Xu, Yangsheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong/ShenzhenInstituteofAdvanced Tech)

System and Design of Clothbot: A Robot for Flexible Clothes Climbing

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Session "Climbing Robots" (TuC07), Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 15:45−16:00, Meeting Room 7 (Remnicha)

2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 14-18, 2012, RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Keywords Climbing Robots, Service Robots, Biologically-Inspired Robots

Abstract

This paper presents a novel climbing robot called Clothbot which has high maneuverability on flexible clothes. It has a novel gripper consisting of two parallel wheels that can grip continuously and stably on various kinds of clothes. Clothbot also has an omni-directional tail of two DOFs so that it can change its center of gravity to control the moving direction on complex and undeterminate clothes. Consequently, Clothbot is able to access most positions of the clothes by moving straight and turning around with only four motors. It is compact, small and light-weighted but has a load capacity six times its own weight. A series of experiments validate its high performance on flexible clothes.

 

 

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