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Title: Hopping robot

Abstract

A robot includes a chassis, a motive subsystem configured to maneuver the chassis, a hopping actuator attached to the chassis and configured to launch the robot, and at least one leg pivotable with respect to the chassis to pitch the chassis upward at a selected launch trajectory angle. A control subsystem automatically actuates and controls the motive subsystem when the robot is airborne and uses the rotational momentum of the motive subsystem to control the attitude of the robot chassis in flight.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Boston Dynamics, Inc., Waltham, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532126
Patent Number(s):
8849451
Application Number:
13/066,276
Assignee:
Boston Dynamics, Inc. (Waltham, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60B - VEHICLE WHEELS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
878424
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011-04-11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rizzi, Alfred Anthony, Murphy, Michael Patrick, Giarratana, John Joseph, Malchano, Matthew David, Weagle, Christian Allen, and Richburg, Chris Aaron. Hopping robot. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Rizzi, Alfred Anthony, Murphy, Michael Patrick, Giarratana, John Joseph, Malchano, Matthew David, Weagle, Christian Allen, & Richburg, Chris Aaron. Hopping robot. United States.
Rizzi, Alfred Anthony, Murphy, Michael Patrick, Giarratana, John Joseph, Malchano, Matthew David, Weagle, Christian Allen, and Richburg, Chris Aaron. Tue . "Hopping robot". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532126.
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