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Uploaded on Sep 20, 2007
Vertical and Horizontal Surface Traverser
In the applications such as surveillance of sites, inspections of buildings, nuclear vessels, etc. where sending human beings might be difficult and more importantly dangerous, alternate solutions should be considered. Under these circumstances, wall climbing robots, are proven to be the best solution. However most wall climbing robots that exist today are robots that work on surface specific principles; as a result one robot can not easily be used for more complex textured surfaces. Hence, an attempt is made to design a wall climbing robot VHST (Vertical and Horizontal Surface Traverser) which is cheap and has versatile wall traversing abilities. The objective of this robot would be ability to traverse over various textures and have sufficient payload capacity, thereby rendering it more versatile. Its working principle along with model created in I-DEAS software and its advantages over other robots of its family are explained.