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Design of a Miniature Tri-Axis Vertical Wall Structure Climbing Robot using Electroadhesion

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Cheng Chin, Weipeng Lin


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Miniature robots have the ability to mimic motion of animals such as walking, rolling, climbing, jumping and flying techniques. The micro-robots are used mainly to manipulate objects, survey areas that are inaccessible, risky to operators such as building or offshore structure for cracks and damage. In this paper, a robot with climbing ability is designed and built for vertical structure inspection which requires moving on corners. The proposed robot using an electro-adhesion method is able to transit from floor to vertical wall while performing wall-climbing. In-house built electroadhesive for the climbing robot is tested and has shown some good results in adhesion during the tests.

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Author(s): Tong WJ, Chin CS, Lin W

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 9th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA)

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 473-477

Online publication date: 23/10/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN: 2156-2318

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICIEA.2014.6931210

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ISBN: 9781479943159