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Tandem robot control system and method for controlling mobile robots in tandem

United States Patent

November 19, 2002
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A control system for controlling mobile robots provides a way to control mobile robots, connected in tandem with coupling devices, to navigate across difficult terrain or in closed spaces. The mobile robots can be controlled cooperatively as a coupled system in linked mode or controlled individually as separate robots.
Hayward; David R. (Albuquerque, NM), Buttz; James H. (Albuquerque, NM), Shirey; David L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 746,729
December 21, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0494AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.