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Title: OmniClimbers: omni-directional magnetic wheeled climbing robots for inspection of ferromagnetic structures
Authors: Tavakoli, Mahmoud 
Viegas, Carlos 
Marques, Lino 
Pires, J. Norberto 
Almeida, Aníbal T. de 
Keywords: Pole climbing robot; Ferromagnetic structure; Magnetic wheel; Omni-directional wheel; Inspection; Climbing robot; Omni-directional climbing
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: TAVAKOLI, Mahmoud [et. al] - OmniClimbers: omni-directional magnetic wheeled climbing robots for inspection of ferromagnetic structures. "Robotics and Autonomous Systems". ISSN 0921-8890. Vol. 61 Nº. 9 (2013) p. 997-1007
Serial title, monograph or event: Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Volume: 61
Issue: 9
Abstract: This paper introduces Omniclimber, a new climbing robot with high maneuverability for inspection of ferromagnetic flat and convex human made structures. In addition to maneuverability, adaptability to various structures with different curvatures and materials are addressed. The conceptual and detailed design of OmniClimbers are presented and two prototypes of the robot are introduced. Several laboratory and field tests are reported, and the results are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/27429
ISSN: 0921-8890
DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2013.05.005
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D ISR - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
FCTUC Eng.Electrotécnica - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
FCTUC Eng.Mecânica - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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