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Title: Hopping robot

Abstract

The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long trips, low energy steering and control, reliable low energy righting, miniature low energy fuel control. The present invention provides a robot with hopping mobility, capable of traversing obstacles significant in size relative to the robot and capable of operation on unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides a hopping robot with misfire-tolerant combustion actuation, and with combustion actuation suitable for use in oxygen-poor environments.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873788
Patent Number(s):
6247546
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B62 - LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS B62D - MOTOR VEHICLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hopping; robot; provides; misfire; tolerant; linear; actuator; suitable; trips; energy; steering; control; reliable; righting; miniature; fuel; mobility; capable; traversing; obstacles; significant; size; relative; operation; unpredictable; terrain; range; misfire-tolerant; combustion; actuation; oxygen-poor; environments; linear actuator; fuel control; hopping robot; energy fuel; /180/901/

Citation Formats

Spletzer, Barry L, Fischer, Gary J, Marron, Lisa C, Martinez, Michael A, Kuehl, Michael A, and Feddema, John T. Hopping robot. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Spletzer, Barry L, Fischer, Gary J, Marron, Lisa C, Martinez, Michael A, Kuehl, Michael A, & Feddema, John T. Hopping robot. United States.
Spletzer, Barry L, Fischer, Gary J, Marron, Lisa C, Martinez, Michael A, Kuehl, Michael A, and Feddema, John T. Mon . "Hopping robot". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873788.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long trips, low energy steering and control, reliable low energy righting, miniature low energy fuel control. The present invention provides a robot with hopping mobility, capable of traversing obstacles significant in size relative to the robot and capable of operation on unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides a hopping robot with misfire-tolerant combustion actuation, and with combustion actuation suitable for use in oxygen-poor environments.},
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year = {2001},
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Works referenced in this record:

Rapid world modelling from a mobile platform
conference, January 1997


Analysis of a Simplified Hopping Robot
journal, December 1991


Advanced Operator Interfaces for a Remote Mobile Manipulation Robot
conference, July 1995

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