|Take the rugged,
reliable technology of the USAI MAD ROBOT™, remove its’ target, mount and
bullet-resistant deck plate, and you have a general purpose
remote-controlled or autonomous Motion Platform. A Motion Platform is a
mobile assembly that can carry a variety of sensors, actuators and/or
freight, over different surfaces and terrains under the control of a remote
operator or its’ own on-board intelligence. The MP1 provides a tough, high
capacity Motion Platform for those applications that need its’ combination
of payload, speed, reliability and turnkey ease of use. Starting with the
proven MAD ROBOT drive package will give your project a major head start.
You can concentrate your efforts on the elements unique to your application
and be assured that the MP1 will transport your controls, sensors and cargo
load with the same reliability of the tried and tested MAD ROBOT.
|MP1 with 5” casters, and radio control: Model 2R|
The MP1 consists of a steel main chassis and a set of four spring-loaded, pivoting outrigger arms with wheels at the ends for stability and suspension. The main chassis supports the two 8” dia. drive wheels. The main chassis contains two motor/gearcase assemblies, two 12V batteries and the dual-channel motor controller. Each motor controller channel drives one of the motors that, in turn, drive the wheels at either end of the chassis. The control inputs to the motor controller channels are R/C-compatible Pulse-Width-Modulated signals that specify the direction and speed of each drive wheel. The MP1 steers by running the drive wheels at different speeds. If the wheels are run in opposite directions, the MP1 will turn on its’ own axis.
The motors, under no-load conditions, draw about 2A when running at full speed. At full charge, the batteries could power them for more than 3 hours.
|Bottom view, access plate removed, shows control space in center of chassis with the charging port, power switch, and motor controller|
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