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1. (WO2017168000) OBSTACLE CROSSING ROBOT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/168000    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/057779
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B62D 57/024
B62D 57/028
Applicants: THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS, AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, NEAR DUBLIN
Inventors: MCGINN, Conor
Title: OBSTACLE CROSSING ROBOT
Abstract:
A robot is provided, the robot comprising a body carrying a first drive arrangement, a second drive arrangement and a stabiliser. The robot further comprises actuators operable to cause relative movement of the first drive arrangement, the second drive arrangement and the stabiliser, and to drive the first and the second drive arrangements. The robot is arrangeable in first, second and third configurations each having static stability. In the first configuration, the stabiliser and the first drive arrangement are arranged to contact the ground. In the second configuration, the stabiliser and the second drive arrangement are arranged to contact the ground. In the third configuration, the first and the second drive arrangements are arranged to contact the ground. No other ground contacting point is involved in conferring said static stability in said configurations.