Galileo is the innovator of a unique breakthrough technology, The Galileo Wheel, which combines a wheel and a track in a single component. The simple mechanism, wheel to track, or track to wheel, enables switching back and forth between the two modes within seconds. The technology provides the benefits of both traditional transport elements: the wheel with its energy efficiency, smooth ride, maneuverability, minimal footprint and suitability for high speeds, and the tracks with their superb traction for overcoming obstacles, towing capability, smoothness of ride over rough terrain and the capability to climb up and down stairs. Mobility needs analysis of tracked vehicles, specifically tracked robots, whether large or small, shows that the majority of these would be better off on wheels most of the time, but for a short yet critical portion of their intended operation, must be on tracks to achieve their mission. Galileo has developed the ideal mobility platform for robots, vehicles, wheelchairs and any other devices needing track and wheels simultaneously.
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jegan commented on December 12, 2012
i have choosen galileo wheel as mini project .how i can made it sucessfully
griffin commented on November 27, 2010
How can I purchase a galileo wheel I want to bye one
Amflyer commented on June 23, 2008
I saw it last year at a robotics conference. Works exactly as they demonstrate. The one they showed you had to push a button to deploy the tracks but they were working on a version that would automatically switch. When they have it I'll be buying a few. Very impressive.
DesigningIt commented on June 19, 2008
really really cool design, that I might have to jack for personal use.
Amflyer commented on May 18, 2008
WOW! This can used for so much. Keep an eye on this one.