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Portable control device for networked mobile robots

United States Patent

August 20, 2002
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A handheld control device provides a way for controlling one or multiple mobile robotic vehicles by incorporating a handheld computer with a radio board. The device and software use a personal data organizer as the handheld computer with an additional microprocessor and communication device on a radio board for use in controlling one robot or multiple networked robots.
Feddema; John T. (Albuquerque, NM), Byrne; Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM), Bryan; Jon R. (Edgewood, NM), Harrington; John J. (Albuquerque, NM), Gladwell; T. Scott (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 841,808
April 24, 2001
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.