Design of a contactless battery charger for micro-robots

S. C. Mukhopadhyay, G. Sen Gupta, B. J. Lake

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Abstract

Advancements in robotic automation technology have provided a platform that can be utilized to support a variety of services in commercial facilities, offices, and production floors. A variety of robots, including entertainment robots, are being developed to provide services in varied environments. In mobile robotic applications the robots generally rely on rechargeable batteries for the supply of power to the driving mechanism. While carrying out the operations, the batteries get depleted and need to be charged again for continuation of operation. This paper presents an overview of the electronics and magnetic design considerations related to a contactless charger for the batteries used in microrobots such as the soccer robots. It is based on an inductive power transfer technology. Of particular interest are the theoretical and practical factors affecting the design and performance of the charger.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, I2MTC
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages985-990
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424415411, 9781424415410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: 12 May 200815 May 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC
CountryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period12/05/0815/05/08

Keywords

  • Flux
  • High permeability core
  • Magnetic pickup coil
  • Non-contact charging
  • Soccer robot

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