Lifting Mechanism for Payload Transport by Collaborative Mobile Robots

  • B. HichriEmail author
  • J.-C. Fauroux
  • L. Adouane
  • I. Doroftei
  • Y. Mezouar
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 24)


This paper reviews lifting mechanisms and provides a description of a new lifting system that could be fixed on a mobile robot frame. The resulting collaborative mobile robots would be able to transport an object of any shape by lifting it above their transporting platform using the proposed system while keeping a stable formation in order to successfully achieve the task.


Lifting mechanisms Collaborative mobile robots Object manipulation Transport 



LABEX IMobS3 Innovative Mobility: Smart and Sustainable Solutions, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Auvergne Regional Council and the European funds of regional development (FEDER) are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Hichri
    • 1
    Email author
  • J.-C. Fauroux
    • 1
  • L. Adouane
    • 1
  • I. Doroftei
    • 2
  • Y. Mezouar
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of IaşiIaşiRomania

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