Mobile Robots

  • Ángel Gaspar González Rodríguez
  • Antonio González Rodríguez


This chapter presents an introduction to mobile robots in the field of the service robots, paying special attention to the mechanical structure of wheeled, legged, hybrid and tracked robots. The issues regarding to the maneuverability and capability of overcoming obstacles are discussed for the wheeled robots. A classification of the wheeled robots is made according to the way they are steered and driven, exposing the forward kinematics equations for every basic scheme. The common characteristics of hybrid and tracked robots are also presented, together with their advantages and drawbacks. A classification of legged robots is also included, focusing mainly on the structure of the leg and discussing relevant issues regarding controlability and efficiency.


Mobile Robot Industrial Robot Automate Guide Vehicle Parallel Robot Biped Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángel Gaspar González Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Antonio González Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Electronic Engineering and Automation DepartmentUniversity of JaénJaénSpain
  2. 2.Applied Mechanical DepartementUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaMadridSpain

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