I am sure you all remember those prehistoric computer mouses that had a ball under it. I'm looking for any points and tips on how to create a ball and socket wheel that has an almost frictionless connection with its casing and allows for no resistance in any direction.
To clarify, this wheel should be able to move essentially with a wide range of motion in an infinite amount of directions. I am hoping to use some rubber ball that would give an ideal friction against some smooth surfaces and the base case of this is that it will not move unless a force acts on it (unless it is on an angled plane of course).
I want to know specifically if there are any technologies out there I can use for reference and if this concept is plausible, especially in simple mechanics, meaning no electronics, no moving parts or other fancy additions. Thank you for your help guys.