Small Remotely Operated Screw-Propelled Vehicle

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This chapter of the book discusses a possible way of designing locomotion for hovering through both the desert and water to transport water. Rather than using conventional wheels, the idea uses screw-like locomotion to drive in soft terrains such as sand, soft mud, or snow. This idea of locomotion operates with helix on the screw pushing against the soft surfaces on the ground. The chapter then conducts a Matlab-Simulink tests to test its mobility in cases where the two screws move in same direction, different directions, and different directions where they are hinged.

This chapter proposed some plausible ideas for researching methods of moving through soft grounds as mentioned in the possible scenarios of water tank robot. Since wheels are not very effective in terms of mobility in soft grounds, this method may become part of the robot.