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Omni-Directional Wheels

Nov 15, 2015 By Michael W. Pirrone

The Mecanum wheel isn’t perfect, but it’s amazing. While you won’t see these omnidirectional wonders on an SUV any time soon, for a variety of reasons, they’re extremely useful and popular in warehouses, and have found widespread use in the Navy, allowing heavy equipment to maneuver in the tight confines of its ships. Along with the similar-but-different Omni wheel, Mecanum wheels have also found their way into robotics, offering a range of motion that ordinary wheels just can’t match.

Just don’t try to take one off-roading.

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