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Tandem mobile robot system

United States Patent

February 25, 2003
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A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.
Buttz; James H. (Albuquerque, NM), Shirey; David L. (Albuquerque, NM), Hayward; David R. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 746,726
December 21, 2000
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. This application claims the benefit of Provisional Application No. 60/138,118, filed Jun. 7, 1999.