An Experimental Characterization of a Rickshaw Prototype

  • T. LiEmail author
  • M. Ceccarelli
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 3)


In this paper, a rickshaw robot has been characterized from aspects of mechanical design and experimental tests. Experiments have been done to measure the contact forces between the feet and terrain, acceleration of the robot body, and torque of the motor during a walking process. Experimental results of walking operation of a built prototype have been reported to show characteristic features of a rickshaw efficient performance.


Mobile robots Legged robots Experimental characterization Robotics 



The first author likes to acknowledge Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) for supporting his PhD study and research at LARM in the University of Cassino in Italy for the years 2010-2012.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of CassinoCassinoItaly

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