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Robotic payload platforms have a variety of military and commercial applications, from search and rescue to bomb defusal to farm field seeding. Existing robots do well in their respective tasks, but few existing robots incorporate task versatility into their design. One particular robot, the Badger, aims to achieve this goal through a modular attachment system. It provides a rugged, all terrain chassis and supplies universal mounts to accommodate varying field application payloads. However, the system has limited payload capacity, excessive weight, limited radio range, and no included peripherals.

M.A.R.S.U.P.I.A.L., like Badger, aims to combine the functionality of separate platforms into a single system. This product will improve on Badger's deficiencies, such as making the radio communications and drive-train system more reliable, peripherals simpler to implement, and adding power while reducing weight. The end result will ultimately deliver a mobile platform that capably performs many different tasks and can be marketed to both the commercial and military sectors alike.

Project Readiness Package

Project Name
M.A.R.S.U.P.I.A.L.
Project Number
P14219
Start Term
2135
End Term
2141
Faculty Guide
Les Moore
Primary Customer
Chris Osterwood, Brian Beyer
Sponsor :

Team Members

Wesly, Jared, Chris, Sean, and Nico

Wesly, Jared, Chris, Sean, and Nico

Member Role Contact
Jared Raby Team Leader email
John (Sean) Greenslade Communications email
Wesly Rice Mechanical email
Nicolas Gallardo Robotics email
Christopher Griffin Power Electronics email
MSD I MSD II

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Planning & Execution

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

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