TRACKED PLATFORM FOR ROBOTIZED VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH MOBILE TRACK SEGMENT

Abstract The invention is related to mechanics, in particular to devices, configurations and methods that provides high mobility and wide use of the tracked platforms int. al. development of mobile robots. The goal is to provide a platform with high mobility and ability to move in rough terrain and ensure a good contact with the terrain. The platform includes central chassis, driving wheels with appropriate track tensioners, tracks – one for each side, pulleys, movable front heavers, heaver springs and additional pulleys that maintain good wheel contact with the track and acts as a track vibration reducer. While platform moves, if an obstacle is relatively far and therefore heaver’s arm is large, track adapts to the obstacle configuration providing better contact with the terrain, but when the heaver’s arm is small enough, the heaver spring lifts up the platform thereby allowing to get over the obstacle effectively. This relatively simple construction reduces platform’s dependence on operator’s direct sight contact or complex sensor systems in order to operate autonomously and maintaining good abilities to overcome obstacles.
Publication number LV14016 (B)
Publication date 2010-01-20
Inventor(s) A.Ņikitenko (DAISE), L.Počs
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