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Building Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT by David Astolfo, Guilio Ferrari, Mario Ferrari

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Chapter 9. Becoming Mobile

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Introduction

Most robots are designed with some kind of mobility in mind. Motion makes your creatures animated and “alive,” and offers a limitless number of interesting, fun, and challenging projects with which to test your creativity and skills. Most mobile robots belong to one of two categories: wheeled robots or legged robots. Though legs provide an effective way to move on rough terrains, wheels are generally much more efficient on smooth surfaces.

In this chapter, we will survey some common wheeled mobility configurations, discussing some of their pros and ...

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