## Center of Mass in Line Following Robot

Hi Guys, I just want to know the effect of varying center of mass in a vehicle, specifically in a line following robot, im gonna put load on it, thus center of mass will vary, then i will study how will the varying center of mass affect the response of the line following robot, can anyone suggest possible readings/related lit for my topic? thanks a lot guys!

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 Quote by RJ2012 Hi Guys, I just want to know the effect of varying center of mass in a vehicle, specifically in a line following robot, im gonna put load on it, thus center of mass will vary, then i will study how will the varying center of mass affect the response of the line following robot, can anyone suggest possible readings/related lit for my topic? thanks a lot guys!
Why would changes in the COM of the vehicle have anything to do with its ability to follow a line on the floor?
 Im going to vary the position of the weight on the vehicle, then locate the COM, and gather data regarding its reponse in following the line, so the main thought is that, Im going to study the effect of changing COM on the line following capability of the vehicle

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## Center of Mass in Line Following Robot

 Quote by RJ2012 Im going to vary the position of the weight on the vehicle, then locate the COM, and gather data regarding its reponse in following the line, so the main thought is that, Im going to study the effect of changing COM on the line following capability of the vehicle
Yes, you said all of that before. But you didn't answer my question. Unless your vehicle has some very strange suspension geometry, varying the COM should have zero effect on its line-following ability, IMO.
 It does not have a suspension or something like that, its a plain line following robot made of aluminum chassis, I will just gather the response time of the vehicle with different COG, the different COG will be possible through the positions of the weight that i will put on it
 Mentor A different center of mass will lead to different loads on the wheels, which might influence its path if the wheels are driven with constant power or something similar.
 Yes Sir, I am anticipating that, and I am asking for some related readings so that I can device a better method of measuring the response time of my line following vehicle :)))