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Title: Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms

Abstract

A coupling device for connecting a first mobility platform to a second mobility platform in tandem. An example mobility platform is a robot. The coupling device has a loose link mode for normal steering conditions and a locking position, tight link mode for navigation across difficult terrain and across obstacles, for traversing chasms, and for navigating with a reduced footprint in tight steering conditions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874910
Patent Number(s):
US 6488306
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
mobility; platform; coupling; device; method; platforms; connecting; tandem; example; robot; loose; link; mode; normal; steering; conditions; locking; position; tight; navigation; difficult; terrain; obstacles; traversing; chasms; navigating; reduced; footprint; /280/

Citation Formats

Shirey, David L., Hayward, David R., and Buttz, James H. Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Shirey, David L., Hayward, David R., & Buttz, James H. Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms. United States.
Shirey, David L., Hayward, David R., and Buttz, James H. Tue . "Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874910.
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title = {Mobility platform coupling device and method for coupling mobility platforms},
author = {Shirey, David L. and Hayward, David R. and Buttz, James H.},
abstractNote = {A coupling device for connecting a first mobility platform to a second mobility platform in tandem. An example mobility platform is a robot. The coupling device has a loose link mode for normal steering conditions and a locking position, tight link mode for navigation across difficult terrain and across obstacles, for traversing chasms, and for navigating with a reduced footprint in tight steering conditions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2002},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2002}
}

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