- 1 What is strafe in robotics?
- 2 How do you strafe with Mecanum wheels?
- 3 How do Mecanum wheels work ftc?
- 4 What is swerve drive?
- 5 What is a Mecanum drive?
- 6 How does an omnidirectional wheel work?
- 7 What are Mecanum wheels used for?
- 8 Why is high capacity Mecanum wheels important to the movement of this robot?
What is strafe in robotics?
Our robot has mecanum wheels and can go forward, back and turn perfectly fine. When strafing one side (left/right) will have wheels rotating toward each other, and the other side will have the wheels rotating away from each other.
How do you strafe with Mecanum wheels?
When looking from the top, the rollers should form an X. When looking from the bottom, the rollers should form an O. If you want to strafe left, the left wheels should move toward each other and the right wheels should move away from each other.
How do Mecanum wheels work ftc?
Mecanum wheels provide a different force on the ground than the regular wheels. The way they are shaped causes them to make a force vector that looks like this: These are the forces that the wheels create when they are moving forward. The opposite force is made when they are reversed.
What is swerve drive?
“ Swerve Drive ” is a drivetrain that is specifically designed so that the robot can spin while traveling along any path across the terrain. With each wheel rotating while also pivoting on the vertical axes, the maneuverability is unstoppable.
What is a Mecanum drive?
Mecanum drive is a method of driving using specially designed wheels that allow the robot to drive in any direction without changing the orientation of the robot. A mecanum robot can move in any direction without first turning and is called a holonomic drive.
How does an omnidirectional wheel work?
Omni wheels or poly wheels, similar to Mecanum wheels, are wheels with small discs (called rollers) around the circumference which are perpendicular to the turning direction. The effect is that the wheel can be driven with full force, but will also slide laterally with great ease.
What are Mecanum wheels used for?
Mecanum wheels are capable of moving a vehicle to any direction instantaneously by the combination of independent wheel rotations.
Why is high capacity Mecanum wheels important to the movement of this robot?
FTC, FRC legal. Mecanum wheels allow savvy robot designers to create drivetrains capable of moving in any direction using a standard chassis shape. Simply power each wheel with a different motor and change the directions the wheels spin to get your robot to move in different directions!