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Engineering    2015, Vol. 1 Issue (1) : 66 -72
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Vibration-Driven Microrobot Positioning Methodologies for Nonholonomic Constraint Compensation
Kostas Vlachos1,2,Dimitris Papadimitriou1,Evangelos Papadopoulos1,()
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece
2. Present address Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece

This paper presents the formulation and practical implementation of positioning methodologies that compensate for the nonholonomic constraints of a mobile microrobot that is driven by two vibrating direct current (DC) micromotors. The open-loop and closed-loop approaches described here add the capability for net sidewise displacements of the microrobotic platform. A displacement is achieved by the execution of a number of repeating steps that depend on the desired displacement, the speed of the micromotors, and the elapsed time. Simulation and experimental results verified the performance of the proposed methodologies.

Keywords microrobotics      vibration micromotor      actuation nonholonomic planning      nonholonomic constraints compensation     
Corresponding Authors: Evangelos Papadopoulos   
Just Accepted Date: 31 March 2015   Issue Date: 02 July 2015
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Kostas Vlachos,Dimitris Papadimitriou,Evangelos Papadopoulos. Vibration-Driven Microrobot Positioning Methodologies for Nonholonomic Constraint Compensation[J]. Engineering, 2015, 1(1): 66 -72 .
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