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Title: Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms

Abstract

A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Wetmore, CO
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1068537
Patent Number(s):
8225895
Application Number:
12/765,144
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, MN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B62 - LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS B62D - MOTOR VEHICLES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60T - VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Salton, Jonathan R, Buttz, James H, Garretson, Justin, Hayward, David R, Hobart, Clinton G, and Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Salton, Jonathan R, Buttz, James H, Garretson, Justin, Hayward, David R, Hobart, Clinton G, & Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms. United States.
Salton, Jonathan R, Buttz, James H, Garretson, Justin, Hayward, David R, Hobart, Clinton G, and Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. Tue . "Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1068537.
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abstractNote = {A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.},
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year = {2012},
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Works referenced in this record:

Evaluation of snake-like rescue robot "KOHGA" for usability of remote control
conference, January 2005