2-5-19 ROV Mechanical update!

Fall semester 2018: Last semester the mechanical division worked diligently with the electrical division on designing enclosures needed for the many electronics. The mechanical division also worked on multiple prototypes including a new and improved manipulator, custom waterproof enclosures, and waterproof motors. Frame Design 2019: The frame design of 2019 is a revised version of 2018’s…

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NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015

The past week has been extremely busy as we hit the road to take our new robot, unofficially dubbed “Moonshot”, across the country from our campus in Rolla, Missouri to NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center on the Florida coast. The competition involved remotely controlling our mining robot to make it collect sandy regolith (mineral dust) from…

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