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Title:
SELF-TRAVELING VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2004352180
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a self-traveling vehicle which travels at a right angle when turning to the left or the right on a road.

This vehicle comprises four wheels 11-14 installed at four corners 10a-10d at a bottom of a vehicle body 10, a travel driving device 20 traveling and driving the vehicle body 10 by rotary driving the wheels, and a steering device 30 steering and operating the four wheels by rotating them in a horizontal direction. The steering device 30 includes a switching means for performing: a steering operation using a pair of wheels 11, 12 installed on one side of the vehicle body 10 at the time of traveling the vehicle body 10 in a first direction Y as front wheels, and a pair of wheels 13, 14 opposed to these wheels as rear wheels; and a steering operation using a pair of the wheels 12, 13 installed along the other side adjacent to one side at a right angle at the time of traveling the vehicle body 10 in a second direction X perpendicular to the first direction Y as front wheels, and a pair of the wheels 11, 14 opposed to these wheels as rear wheels.


Inventors:
ITO TERUAKI
Application Number:
JP2003155251A
Publication Date:
December 16, 2004
Filing Date:
May 30, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ITO TERUAKI
International Classes:
B62B3/00; B62B5/00; B62D5/06; B62D7/14; B62D9/00; B62D15/00; B62D61/00; G05D1/02; (IPC1-7): B62D7/14; B62D9/00; G05D1/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
鈴江 武彦
河野 哲
中村 誠
蔵田 昌俊
峰 隆司
福原 淑弘
村松 貞男
橋本 良郎