It's the ultimate forklift, able to move sideways and spin 360

by | Apr 16, 2009 07:00 AM ET

The AirTrax Sidewinder forklift:

The wheel used on this forklift is called a Mecanum wheel, and these wheels have many applications. For example, on wheel chairs:

And robots:

For more info see:

For more info on Mecanum wheels see:

1) Improved Mecanum wheel design for omni-directional robots

2) Designing Omni-Directional Mobile Robot with Mecanum Wheel

See also: How Forklifts Don't Work

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