Configuration Design of the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle

  title={Configuration Design of the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle},
  author={Kenneth J. Waldron and Vincent J. Vohnout and Arrie Pery and Robert B. McGhee},
  journal={The International Journal of Robotics Research},
  pages={37 - 48}
The selection of vehicle and leg configuration and of power transmission and actuation system configuration for the adaptive suspension vehicle (ASV) are discussed. The ASV will be a proof-of-concept prototype of a proposed class of transportation vehicles for use in terrain that is not passable for conventional vehicles. It uses a legged locomotion princi ple. The machine will not be an autonomous "robot, " in the sense that it will carry an operator. It will, however, have a very high level… 

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