Planning out my first robot. I have a computer science background, but am trying out a field where the inputs aren't always keyboard entries and the output isn't always a screen. It feels liberating so far.
The robot I'm planning will follow a person, but also be human pull-able (think like a tilted movers dolly). I don't want the motors to be engaged to the wheels when the user is pulling because that seems like a damaging action to the motors and adds extra resistance to the user.
Do you know what I should be searching for to find a way to disengage the motors? I'm not sure if this is like an extra clutch type system, or can be built into the gear head, or if some motors can go into free spin. If you need more information, please let me know!