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Design and benchtop validation of an autonomous bicycle with linear electric actuators
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Paper Abstract

Autonomous bicycles offer numerous potentials for smart city applications thanks in part to their light weight, safe autonomy, being optionally manned, and last-mile delivery. This paper describes the design of a self-stabilizing autonomous bicycle with electric linear actuators. The high-speed linear actuator is mounted between the seat and the handlebar of the autonomous bicycle, which provides the bicycle with high peak power and energy efficiency. Physical tests are carried out to verify automatic steering and speed regulation capabilities of the autonomous bicycle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11021, Unmanned Systems Technology XXI, 110210B (15 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519189
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Ziad Fawaz, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)
Ronald Smith, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)
Paul Muench, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)
Alireza Mohammadi, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11021:
Unmanned Systems Technology XXI
Charles M. Shoemaker; Hoa G. Nguyen; Paul L. Muench, Editor(s)

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