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Stair Climbing, Tracks and how well they work on carpet!

I am designing a robot that will be able to climb stairs in a similar method to a packBot.

However it is designed exclisvly for indoor use, which means carpets!

From my reasearch the basic impression i get is that i need smooth tracks with not much friction to be able to turn effectivly while on the flat. However when it comes to being able to climb stairs i will need tracks with large treads. Obviously two ends of the spectrum so somehow i need to find a balance!