A Study of Wall-Climbing Robot for Cleaning Silo Using Vacuum Principle

Van Tinh Nguyen, Ngoc Kien Nguyen, Chi Cong Nguyen, Ngoc Tam Bui

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The objective of this paper is to develop an efficient Wall-Climbing Robot (WCR) which can move on the wall for cleaning purposes. The biggest problem with this type of robot that the researchers encounter is how to keep the robot moving steadily on the wall. This study proposed a new mechanical design of the Wall-Climbing robot using the Vacuum principle and wireless control technology for flexible movement on the wall. In which, the Minimum Required Adhesion Force (FMRA) is calculated to be balanced with gravity and its torque. Moreover, a Wireless Control System (WCS) is designed to drive the Robot remotely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul


  • adhesion force
  • cleaning
  • Climbing robot
  • silo
  • vacuum principle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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