Mobile mecanum robot

The Mecanum wheel is an omnidirectional wheel able to move a vehicle in any direction

The rollers typically each have an axis of rotation at 45° to the wheel plane

Mobile mecanum robot

Mobile mecanum robot

Mobile mecanum robot

The Mecanum wheel is based in series of rubberized external rollers obliquely attached to the whole circumference of its rim-hub. These rollers are positioned diagonally or at 45-degree angle to the axis of rotation of the wheel. This makes the wheel exert force in diagonal direction when moving forward or backward. Mecanum wheels are capable of moving a platform vehicle to any direction instantaneously by the combination of independent wheel rotations.

The platform needs two types of wheels named left-hand and right-hand Mecanum wheels. The difference between them is the orientation of the rollers and they must be installed in the robot in specific locations. When spinning generates a propelling force perpendicular to the roller axle, which can be vectored into a longitudinal and a transverse component in relation to the vehicle.

Countries & Year

Colombia - 2020


Hernando Leon-Rodriguez

Main mobile platforms

Please keep looking other research projects.