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cy-mag3D

Francesco Mondada, Pierre Noirat, Frédéric Rochat, Patrick Schoeneich

Technical specifications

Cy-mag<SUP>3D</SUP>
Class
Inspection robot
Size and Weight
28 mm diameter, 62 mm large, 83 g
Degrees of Freedom
2: wheels (2)
Sensors
infraread proximity (2)
Energy and Autonomy
1 Li-Ion batteries, 1 hour autonomy
Special Abilities
Patented magnetic adhesion system
Software
Dedicated software
Projects
Inspection systems

Presentation

Cy-mag3D is a miniature climbing robot with advanced mobility and magnetic adhesion. It is very compact: a cylindrical shape with 28 mm of diameter and 62 mm of width. Its design is very simple: two wheels, hence two degrees of freedom, and an advanced magnetic circuit. Despite its simplicity, Cy-mag3D has an amazing mobility on ferromagnetic sheets. From a horizontal sheet, it can make transition to almost any intersecting sheet from 10° to 360° - we baptize the last one surface flip. It passes inner and outer straight corners in any almost inclination of the gravity. Cy-mag3D opens new possibilities to use mobile robots for industrial inspection with stringent size limitations, as found in generators. A patent is pending on this system and the paper describing the robot won the best paper award "innovation award 2010 - for practical innovation in the field of robotics" at Clawar 2010 in Nagoya.

In the news

Robot's Magnetic Design Attracts Industry.

Contact

Francesco Mondada

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques
EPFL-STI-LSRO
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne
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Tél: +41 (0) 21 693 73 57
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 78 07

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