Archive for date: April 26, 2005

Mars Rover Suspension Patent

April 26, 2005 | Public Domain Resources, Robotics, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

I ran across a reference to the patent on the wheel system used by NASA in their Mars Rovers, and thought that Patent 4,840,394 – Articulated Suspension System might be worth noting for future examination. A vehicle is provided which maintains a substantially constant weight, and therefore traction, on all wheels despite one wheel moving […]

You and Your Research

April 26, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of Lambda the Ultimate, here is your inspiration for the day, a transcript of Hamming’s lecture: You and Your Research. Addendum: John W. reinforced the importance of courage in my convictions. My pessimism is slowly retreating under the continuous onslaught.