Crawler

My team was tasked with designing a small, non-magnetic robot that could reliably traverse obstacles in a “culvert”, take hold of the bomb, and remove it while traversing the same obstacles in reverse – all while minimizing power consumption. To inspire our locomotive design process, we were given the model of the cockroach, which does extremely well in traversing extremely variable terrain. 

Looking back at the process of creating a working bomb-disposal robot, each step in the iterative process allowed us to get closer and closer to our goal. Perhaps the most important change we made to our robot was the design of the whegs. Every small difference in the design was amplified in the end performance of the robot. 

  • Solidworks

  • Laser Cutting

  • Power Analysis

  • Robotic Design

  • Teamwork​

  • Rapid Prototyping