Robotic platform

  • US 6,668,951 B2
  • Filed: 07/24/2002
  • Issued: 12/30/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An impact resistance tracked vehicle comprising:

  • a main frame;

    a pair of parallel main tracks, each of the parallel main tracks including a flexible continuous belt;

    side plates, each of the side plates being associated with a corresponding one of the parallel main tracks; and

    on each side of the main frame, two compliant pulleys coupled between one of the parallel main tracks and the main frame, and a plurality of compliant track supports coupled between the parallel main tracks and the side plates, the plurality of compliant track supports extending along top and bottom surfaces of the parallel main tracks;

    wherein each compliant pulley includes a compliant outer rim, a hub, and a plurality of compliant spoke segments coupled between the rim and the hub.

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