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which operate on a floor or ground usually employ wheels, but other combinations do exist.
Tracks, Legs, Wheels and others, combined together to make new modes of movement.
This is the case for Hybrid
Types of Mobility.
Hybrid Mobility Drives
drives are combinations
of other mobility types. We will cover some other mobility types.
One Hybrid Mobility type combines legs with wheels, which offer some truly unique mobility options.
Using wheels and legs together offers benefits over just one type of mobility. Some designs are well integrated, others are simply add-on parts.
The combination makes these hybrid mobility systems.
These typically operate using 2
in the X-Y directions in a 3D work space, thus they are not Holonomic.
The “Roller-Walker” robot, uses four legs with un-powered wheels. This allows walking and wheeled “skating”.
The Halluc II, is a unique robot that uses eight legs with active wheels. This allows multiple modes of walking and wheeled movements.
Halluc II Link
Other examples are of biped robots with driven wheels on its legs. Proving again, wheels are hard to beat.
Link of Boston Dynamics Robot
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