I am planning to use omni-drive wheels in my robotic-forklift which is my final project at school. However i have some questions that may lead problems in future.
First of all, I should mention that time will be a huge problem as well as strict restrictions on design changes, so i must decide on the type of the system at the very beginning and it wont be possible -ever- to change it..
From the first sight, although omni drives will contribute alot with point turn and multi axial driving which are again design restrictions for the project, i am concerned about the traction. I mean it looks like friction occurs with large amounts, so will it be possible to use omni-drive with heavy weights? The prototype is asked to be 1:5 scale with at least 200kg capacity.
Also it seems to be very trouble to dealing with the PIC part of the project. I should admit i am amateur on this area for the time being. And again from the very first look PIC part of the omni-wheel drivers frightens me for now. Should i be afraid really?
By the way it would be great to see some suggestions of source regarding technical details..
Thanks in advance,