Journal of Computer Science

Development of a Wall Climbing Robot

Surachai Panich

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2010.1185.1188

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 6, Issue 10

Pages 1185-1188

Abstract

Problem statement: The problem of a wall climbing robot is holding on the wall. This is challenge for researchers. There are many factors, which effect in holding, all forces, robot movement and mechanical design. Approach: This study proposed movement step design for wall-climbing robot. In design the robot use pneumatic system as main unit to move on the wall. The robot can move in four directions, forward, backward, left and right. Results: We analyzed force acting with the wall that the wall should have only slope from 0° (parallel with the ground) to 90° (vertical line). At equilibrium condition, we expressed all forces in equilibrium by sum all forces that equal zero. Conclusion: We can choose parameter to improve the climbing efficiency that the robot can climb much slope. For the first way, we can change the wall material to increase μs and for the second way, we can improve vacuum force by means of increasing pneumatic system efficiency.

Copyright

© 2010 Surachai Panich. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.