Chris Westland Posted October 21, 2016 Share Posted October 21, 2016 I've been fascinated with the potential for ballbot's to serve the same function as EUC's, but with much more stability and turning flexibility. They seem to be pretty easy to build (there are a number of designs for the hardware and control boards on the internet), and it seems the next step in 'Inverted Pendulum System' transport. The only question would be ability to achieve speed. The prototypes seem pretty slow but incredibly stable, even under heavy weights. Kumagai's spherical induction motor can hit 300 rpm, which for the ball he is showing (~1m circumference) looks like ~5km/hr. Here are some videos. Kumagai's Ballbot Kumagai's Spherical Induction Motor (the next gen ballbot rotor) Kumagai's Alternative Rollers Rezero Big Ball Bot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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