Stair climbing robot
July 26, 2011
I want to build a robot that is not confined to a single, perfectly flat area, so I want it to be able to handle stairs.
I invoke the creative powers of LMR to brainstorm the design for a staircase handling robot drive system.
Here are some of the design criteria:
It has to work for a fairly large robot. Something the size of R2-D2 or larger. (at least 1m tall, with a weight of 20-30 kg)
The stair climbing ability must not come at a cost to the agility of the robot on flat ground.
The drive system must be robust enough to survive real world stairs and pavement, maybe even carpets.