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Robot with omni-directional wheels



Here's a fresh new design for wheels. The cool and ingenious part is that these wheels don't move sideways physically, but spin in opposite directions through (what looks to me like) inner ball bearings. Simple and very versatile!

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Comments for Robot with omni-directional wheels

Not such a new idea

They are called mecanum wheels
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecanum_wheel
and have been around for about 30 years
posted by Guest at Thursday, August-30-2007 13:59pm


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