Author Topic: LittleRobot(tm) design  (Read 850 times)

prof_braino

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LittleRobot(tm) design
« on: February 13, 2013, 09:42:16 AM »
The Little Robot (tm) is based on a very common design:

Two motors, each driving a wheel, resulting in differential steering.

http://code.google.com/p/propforth/wiki/LittleRobot

I call this skid steering, but technically "skid steering" is applied to tank tread type vehicles.  I tend to interchange skid steering and differential steering, since mine always skid, and its easier to say.

Many of our peers have shared their variation on this simple design concept.

Please post links to other bots using differential steering and skid steering.  Maybe we can find improvements and avoid pitfalls.

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Re: LittleRobot(tm) design
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 09:44:01 AM »
NBOT:

NBOT was one of the influences on the LittleRobot.  When the Little Robot grows up, maybe it will be like this older sibling

http://www.geology.smu.edu/~dpa-www/robo/nbot/