The dynamics of Charles Taylor’s remarkable one-wheeled vehicle
In the 1950s and 1960s, Charles F. Taylor designed and tested various prototype one-wheeled vehicles. These machines were stabilized and steered using gyroscopes. In this paper, a simple model of a one-wheeled vehicle is presented and analyzed. This analysis explains the ability of these machines to exhibit stable steady motions.
Key wordsone-wheeled vehicle nonholonomic system
MSC 2000 numbers70B15 70E55 70E50 70F25
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