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Offline jellis359Topic starter

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Planning on starting a rescue robot project
« on: January 27, 2010, 07:31:25 PM »
   Seeing the recent images from Haiti has given me the inspiration to build a rescue robot. I'm looking on making a relatively small robot platform that uses extendible tracks and linear actuators to help it traverse obstacles and fit into cavities in the rubble where a person could not get to. i plan on this being a relatively long project since i will be building most of the components myself, including the linear actuators. Maybe i'll put a tutorial up on how to make the linear actuators. Will put up more information and sketches soon!

Offline madsci1016

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Re: Planning on starting a rescue robot project
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 09:38:56 PM »
Someone just beat you to it:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=10043.0

And you should do some googling on Disaster City, Texas

http://www.teex.com/teex.cfm?pageid=USARprog&area=USAR&templateid=1117

Its a unique testing field with staged disasters for robots and people to train on. It's pretty cool, looks like a theme park almost.

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Re: Planning on starting a rescue robot project
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 03:42:19 AM »
there is always inprovments to make on rescue bot platforms.

and i am sure you can come up with another actuuator design.

good luck

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Re: Planning on starting a rescue robot project
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010, 10:50:56 AM »
oh i plan on making a fast actuator for smooth quick movement

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Re: Planning on starting a rescue robot project
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 12:33:32 PM »
How would that bot work? Video under rumbles?

 


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