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Title:
MOBILE ROBOT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/102527
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Disclosed is a mobile robot (1) provided with a body (11), in which a motor (16) is provided, and drive units (21), provided on opposing sides of the body (11). Each drive unit (21) is provided with: an inner wheel (25) which is rotationally driven by the motor (16), the rim of said inner wheel being formed from an elastic material; and three outer wheels (31), each formed from an elastic material. Each outer wheel is in contact with that inner wheel (25), and power is transmitted from that inner wheel (25) to each outer wheel via friction. The axles (27) of the outer wheels (31) are attached at equal intervals to ring-shaped leaf springs (26) attached to both ends of the body (11). The disclosed mobile robot (1) is small and portable, in addition to handing uneven terrain well.

Inventors:
UCHIDA, Yasuyuki (4-8-24 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 75, 〒1028275, JP)
Application Number:
JP2011/053817
Publication Date:
August 25, 2011
Filing Date:
February 22, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NIHON UNIVERSITY (4-8-24, Kudan-Minami Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 75, 〒1028275, JP)
学校法人日本大学 (〒75 東京都千代田区九段南四丁目8番24号 Tokyo, 〒1028275, JP)
International Classes:
B60B19/00; B62D57/024
Foreign References:
JPH08276876A1996-10-22
JPS4417310B1
JPH01158272U1989-11-01
JP2901949B11999-06-07
JPH08154976A1996-06-18
JPS604401A1985-01-10
JP2002143229A2002-05-21
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KOIKE, Akira et al. (32F St. Luke's Tower, 8-1, Akashi-cho, Chuo-k, Tokyo 44, 〒1040044, JP)
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