Design of a mobile robot to clean the external walls of oil tanks

Hernán González Acuña, Alfonso René Quintero Lara, Ricardo Ortiz Guerrero, Jairo de Jesús Montes Alvarez, Hernando González Acevedo, Elkin Yesid Veslin Diaz

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This chapter describes a Mechatronics Design methodology applied to the design of a mobile robot to climb vertical surfaces. The first part of this chapter reviews different ways to adhere to vertical surfaces and shows some examples developed by different research groups. The second part presents the stages of Mechatronics design methodology used in the design, including mechanical design, electronics design, and control design. These stages describe the most important topics for optimally successful design. The final part provides results that were obtained in the design process and construction of the robot. Finally, the conclusions of this research work are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781466646087
ISBN (Print)1466646071, 9781466646070
StatePublished - 31 Oct 2013


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