Adapted magnetic wheel unit for compact robots inspecting complex shaped pipe structures

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This paper describes a novel magnetic wheel unit integrating a mechanism that can be used for lifting and stabilizing the unit. The mechanism consists of 2 active lever arms mounted on each side of the wheel and rotating coaxially with the wheel. This mechanism allows slightly lifting the magnetic wheel at any desired position on the wheel circumference and… (More)

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@article{Tche2007AdaptedMW, title={Adapted magnetic wheel unit for compact robots inspecting complex shaped pipe structures}, author={Fabien T{\^a}che and W. Fischer and R. D. Moser and Francesco Mondada and Roberta Siegwart}, journal={2007 IEEE/ASME international conference on advanced intelligent mechatronics}, year={2007}, pages={1-6} }