Development of a reaction drive for a propulsion mechanism

Wane, Samuel Oliver, Yu, Hongnian and Yang, T C (2007) Development of a reaction drive for a propulsion mechanism. In: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, London UK.

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Abstract

A micro robot that can be swallowed with sensors to inspect the intestine without the need to cut open a patient must have a propulsion mechanism to direct it to the areas of interest. The use of a propulsion mechanism external to the pill could endanger the patient, what is proposed here is a method of propelling a micro (capsule) robot with an internal mechanism based on the inertia of a swinging mass. The dynamics and control issues of a pendulum-driven cart-pole system are similar to those of a capsule robot. Therefore, this paper reports an experimental study of a pendulum-driven cart-pole system. The experimental results demonstrate the proposed system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: pages 746-750
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Tai Yang
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:05
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2012 15:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23993
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