The paper discusses the state-of-the-art of locomotion systems for ground mobile robots comprising tracks. Tracked locomotion, due to the large contact surface with the ground, is particularly suitable for tackling soft, yielding, and irregular terrains, but is characterized by lower speed and energy efficiency than wheeled locomotion, and lower obstacle-climbing capability than legged locomotion. Therefore, in recent years academic and industrial researchers have designed a wide variety of hybrid solutions, combining tracks with legs and wheels. The paper proposes three possible parallel taxonomies, based on body architecture, track profile, and track type, to help designers select the most suitable architecture on the basis of the operative necessities. Moreover, modeling, simulation, and design methodologies for tracked ground mobile robots are recalled.

Tracked Locomotion Systems for Ground Mobile Robots: A Review

Bruzzone, Luca;Nodehi, Shahab Edin;Fanghella, Pietro
2022

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The paper discusses the state-of-the-art of locomotion systems for ground mobile robots comprising tracks. Tracked locomotion, due to the large contact surface with the ground, is particularly suitable for tackling soft, yielding, and irregular terrains, but is characterized by lower speed and energy efficiency than wheeled locomotion, and lower obstacle-climbing capability than legged locomotion. Therefore, in recent years academic and industrial researchers have designed a wide variety of hybrid solutions, combining tracks with legs and wheels. The paper proposes three possible parallel taxonomies, based on body architecture, track profile, and track type, to help designers select the most suitable architecture on the basis of the operative necessities. Moreover, modeling, simulation, and design methodologies for tracked ground mobile robots are recalled.
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