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Normal force - Real catalog examples and calculations

We already started with articles about mobile robot fundamentals and Normal force which play important role in mobile robot hardware development. Links to related articles are available at the end of this article, but let’s proceed with some real catalog examples and calculations regarding normal force. The mobile robot regarding construction is nothing else than a composite mass, composed of several different physical components. Each physical component has its mass, which also mean that it has weight. When mass interacts with the surface, reactional force called Normal force is generated by the ground surface, acting on the center of the mass. For example, if mobile robot is composed of six physical components, total weight of the mobile robot is a summary of all six physical components together, with only one center of the mass. Let’s start with real catalog examples and calculations. Figure #1. Catalog information was taken from Figure #1 shows