Uniaxial all-terrain vehicle for extreme operating conditions. It is a statically stable two-wheeled vehicle. The most important difference from traditional machines is the absence of excessive connections and the movement of the machine in the regime of complete kinematic matching. Due to these features, the uniaxial all-terrain vehicle has the highest passability for land vehicles, maneuverability, controllability and economy. Amphibian version can swim at any wave and go to unprepared shore.
The project aims to create an industrial sample, certification and commercialization of a new type of highly autonomous electrically driven wheelchairs.
The beneficial effect from adoption of the new wheelchair is achieved by the fact that people with physical disabilities are offered an affordable wheelchair for traveling both inside and outside of premises, including navigating stairs inside buildings and in the absence of paved roads. The wheelchair will also allow tourism and playing sports, and will be able to transfer a disable person to his or her workplace in virtually any environment.
Delivery robots are designed to meet the demand for transportation of small packages at the last stage of delivery of a variety of household items or life support from food to medicines, books, clothes, etc.
Unlike the well-known samples of the claimed robot-deliverers, our robot-deliverer is aggregated on a uniaxial chassis, which provides him the ability to overcome curbs, to move along stairs with steps of various types, to move at high speed through snow, mud, etc.
It should be noted and a much greater range of mileage on one battery charge. Since such a robot can be used as a household deliverer in individual use, the volume of market demand for it is significant. For Europe only, demand is estimated in millions of products.
Images on the right are of the virtual model of the rover: the upper images show the view of the rover with open solar panels during battery charging or a communication session. The lower images show a view of the rover while on the move.
The rover on a uniaxial chassis has an extremely high maneuverability for ground transportation, handling and energy efficiency. Unlike the unstable Segway Dean Camens platforms, our rover is statically balanced and does not waste energy on maintaining balance. The theoretical basis for the design of such vehicles is presented, for example, in the book by the creator of the lunar rover for the Apollo program M.G. Bekker. (Theory of land locomotion: The Mechanics of Vehicle Mobility).
Due to the special features of the double-track two-wheeled chassis, the new planetary rover will be much more mobile than traditional multi-wheeled planetary robots of the Curiosity type and will be able to examine dozens and hundreds of times larger areas of Mars or the Moon.