Motion control of a transporter

  • US 20040069543A1
  • Filed: 07/11/2003
  • Published: 04/15/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/1993
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A transporter comprising:

  • a support platform for supporting a load, the loaded support platform defining fore-aft and lateral planes and characterized by a load distribution;

    a plurality of ground contacting elements coupled to the support platform;

    a motorized drive arrangement for driving at least one of the plurality of ground contacting elements;

    a sensor module for generating a signal indicative of the load distribution of the loaded support platform; and

    a controller for commanding the motorized drive arrangement based on the load distribution.

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