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Do mecanum wheels move foward and sideways at the same rate?

  1. Oct 7, 2016 #1
    Say you have a robot with mecanum wheels and move all the motors forward one rotation, and the robot moves forwards x cm. If you make the robot go sideways where each of the motors moves one rotation, does the robot move sideways x cm as well? Does it depend on the angle of the rollers on the wheels?
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  3. Oct 8, 2016 #2


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    What are your thoughts?
  4. Jun 2, 2017 #3
    Speaking from experience, Mecanum side-to-side motion is about 1/2 the forward back motion, on a hard, short carpeted surface.
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