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Title:
TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE AND METHOD OF TRANSPORTATION
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2008024305
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a vehicle for transporting persons on the ground having irregular surfaces.

This transportation vehicle has a support body for supporting persons. A ground contact module movably mounted on the support body is so operated as to support the persons in the support body on the surface. When the ground contact module is directed, longitudinal and lateral planes crossing each other at a vertical position are formed. The support body and the ground contact module are components of an assembly. A drive device with a motor fitted to the assembly and coupled to the ground contact module moves the assembly and the persons following the assembly on the surface. The embodiment has a control loop. The drive device with the motor is included in the control loop. The control loop dynamically increases the stability of the ground contact module in the longitudinal and lateral planes by operating the drive device with the motor.


Inventors:
Kamen, Dean L.
Ambrogi, Robert R.
Robert, Duncan J.
Heinzmann, Richard Kurt
Key, Brian R.
Skoskiewicz, Andrzej
Kristal, Phyllis K.
Application Number:
JP2007000221723
Publication Date:
February 07, 2008
Filing Date:
August 28, 2007
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
DEKA PRODUCTS LP
International Classes:
B62K17/00; A61G5/04; B60L11/18; B62D57/024; B62K3/00