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Contact Area of Tires on surface 
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Hello, I am currently working on a robotics project that consists of building a selfbalancing robot on a rotating cylinder. I am allowed a total surface contact area of 5 cm^2, and am currently wondering how to calculate the contact area of a whell on a surface (or curved surface at that since its balancing on a cylinder). 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I really have no idea how to do this... I was thinking about placing paint on the cylinder and then putting the robot on and seeing how much paint gets on the wheels and measuring that... 


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