Improvements of one-wheel driven personal mobility for use on a public road

Takanori Sakata, Isaku Nagai, Keigo Watanabe

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Abstract

As a daily means of transportation, Personal Mobility (PM) attracts attention due to its high environmental performance. One of the representative PMs is Segway. However, it is expensive and unavailable to use freely on a Japanese public road because of Road Traffic Act. Therefore, our laboratory developed a one-wheel driven and standing ride type PM for the purpose of low production cost and using on the public roads freely. However, the PM has two problems; i.e., one is that its driving speed becomes uncontrollable by sunlight that changes DC offset of signals from a sensor for measuring speed, and the other is that the driver falls off by a sudden stop of the drive wheel due to battery exhaustion. In this paper, the speed control under the sun is made possible by introducing a signal conversion circuit with AC coupling. In addition, gentle decelerating and automatic stopping before the battery exhaustion prevent the driver from falling off.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages525-530
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2017
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period8/6/178/9/17

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wheels
roads
Wheel
exhaustion
Wheels
Battery
Driver
electric batteries
Speed control
Sun
speed control
production costs
Speed Control
sunlight
falling
stopping
traffic
Networks (circuits)
alternating current
Sensors

Keywords

  • One-wheel driven
  • Personal mobility
  • Road Traffic Act

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Sakata, T., Nagai, I., & Watanabe, K. (2017). Improvements of one-wheel driven personal mobility for use on a public road. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 (pp. 525-530). [8015872] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8015872

Improvements of one-wheel driven personal mobility for use on a public road. / Sakata, Takanori; Nagai, Isaku; Watanabe, Keigo.

2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 525-530 8015872.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sakata, T, Nagai, I & Watanabe, K 2017, Improvements of one-wheel driven personal mobility for use on a public road. in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017., 8015872, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 525-530, 14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017, Takamatsu, Japan, 8/6/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8015872
Sakata T, Nagai I, Watanabe K. Improvements of one-wheel driven personal mobility for use on a public road. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 525-530. 8015872 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8015872
Sakata, Takanori ; Nagai, Isaku ; Watanabe, Keigo. / Improvements of one-wheel driven personal mobility for use on a public road. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 525-530
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