Thursday, September 17, 2015

Team Begins Conceptual Designs

Design for wooden super-structure of spherical prototype
(Gabe Bentz)
Team Incurve has begun individually generating conceptual designs for several different implementations of the outdoor exploration robot. It has been generally accepted to pursue the spherical design though that is not set in stone.

Some of the concepts put forward for the spherical design have been the use of pistons to push the robot along, control moment gyros, and the traditional use of a pendulum changing the center of gravity.

Scale reference for wooden prototype design
(Gabe Bentz)
The team will spend the next week developing any concepts individually. Once presented, all ideas will be evaluated for viability in regards to the design requirements.

Concept for "pusher" concept
(Narendran Muraleedharan)

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