Monday, September 1, 2008

New Backbone Ready

The workshop has finished manufacturing of the new robot frame. Currently the composite casing is being built. Together they will provide a very stiff framework for the mechanical components and will also provide a dust-prove housing for the electronic components. With this step the mechanical redesign for the robot is finished and we can move on to integrate the specimen collecting mechanism. We also created a prototype for the textile cover of the legs. This was one of the critical issues, as we suspected that part of the fabric might jam the joint motion. However, preliminary test seemed promising.

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