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RobotDesignSpring2008.RobotConfigurationAnalysis History

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[[http://www.cs.uml.edu/ecg/pub/uploads/RobotDesignSpring2007/bacha_thesis.pdf | Andrew Bacha's masters thesis on the Johnny-5 robot, Virginia Tech, May 12, 2005 ]]
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* rotate in place -- easy to model in player stage.
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* VaTech Johnny 5: 2 drive wheels in back, 1 caster in front, caster is fairly close to the rear axle.
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* VaTech Johnny 5: 2 drive wheels in back, 1 caster in front, caster is fairly close to the rear axle.
* VaTech Polaris: jointed robot
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* VaTech Johnny 5: 2 drive wheels in back, 1 caster in front, caster is fairly close to the rear axle.
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* stop button -- pound from the top and  in back of front
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* UCF Gamblore: lots of aluminum protection
* U of Cincinatti: 2 Segway wheels in front, 2 casters in back, lots of 80/20, looks bulky
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* Trinity College Q: 2 medium wheels in front, 1 caster in back, 80/20 frame
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* camera toward front or back?
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* narrow
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* RIT Overlord:
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* RIT Overlord: complex tank tread design, narrow
* Stony Brook TNA: low to the ground, rack and pinion steering in front?, 4 smallish wheels
* City College NY, caster in rear, 2 medium wheels in center, simple
* College of NJ AMBER: four smallish wheels, rack and pinion?  jointed?  low to the ground
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* Ecole de Technologie: 2 smallish back wheels plus 1 front caster, well-weatherized
* Georgia Tech Candi:  basic, two drive wheels in front, looks like big round skid plate in back
* Hosei Univ: wheelchair based, high style base, 2 smallish drive wheels in back, 2 omni wheels in front, COG appears to be over back axle.
* Lawrence Tech Armadillo: jointed design with 2 wheels on front and back
* Lawrence Tech H2Bot II: 2 drive wheels & rear caster
* RIT Overlord:
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* omniwheels instead of caster?
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* perhaps a 6-wheel design (3 on each side), center wheel is lower, rocks forward and back on center wheels to front or back
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* Cedarville University: looks like shopping cart.  large bicycle wheels in back, two small casters in the front, open frame, camera is up really high
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* Cedarville University: looks like shopping cart.  large bicycle wheels in back, two small casters in the front, open frame, camera is up really high, payload is low
* DeVry IT: very low to the ground, looks like 4 drive wheels, belt drive running at least 1 wheel on each side
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!Things We Want
* adjustable, telescoping, removable camera mount
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! Analysis of 2007 Robots
* Bluefield State College: thick casters, built on wheelchair base, camera up high for good view of track,
* Bob Jones University:  too block-like
* CSU Northridge: two rear-wheels, fairly large, two front casters, too open (needs weather-proofing)
* Cedarville University: looks like shopping cart.  large bicycle wheels in back, two small casters in the front, open frame, camera is up really high
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