The mobile robot MPO-500 features four Mecanum wheels which provide an extraordinary manoeuvrability. Each Mecanum wheel has several independent rollers mounted along its circumference. The axles of the rollers are rotated at 45° to the wheel’s main axle. This design enables the robot to instantly move into any direction: The Mecanum wheels make it truly omnidirectional.
- Mecanum wheels have proven themselves worldwide since 1973,
- they require only a very simple and robust drive system,
- they allow instantaneous motion without alignment and
- the required control software is very simple.
These extraordinary features have made Mecanum wheels a very popular solution especially in robotics research.
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