Robot Helper Design Challenge
Holy Cross College: Mr. Norbot
Group Members Roland, Sharlon, Leslie, Amrit, and Sanjiv
will the robot move inside the International Space Station (I.S.S.)?”
Our robot (TRINI ONE) will be propelled by three fans situated to the
rear of the robot. Due to the microgravity environment onboard the I.S.S.
the robot will float .To keep it upright there will be five small fans
on the underside of the robot producing lift, the thrust produced by these
fans would just neutralize the minute gravity present in the I.S.S. causing
it to float effortlessly.
fans will be; one main fan equipped with two vertical directional slides
and one reverse thrust mechanism, and two smaller auxiliary fans situated
on either side of the main fan each being equipped with two horizontal
directional slides and one reverse thrust mechanism. The main fan and
the two identical auxiliary fans, diameters: 10CM and 7CM respectively,
would be capable of propelling the robot due to the microgravity environment
and the structure of the robot. The shell of the robot is made of titanium
plates reinforced with titanium columns because of titanium’s strong
yet lightweight nature.
On the extremes
of the robot there will be many cameras which continuously transmit images
of the immediate surroundings (1m-4m) to the onboard computer, which,
in turn will, using prerecorded blueprints and images etcetera, immediately
piece together the surroundings and place it on a grid pattern On which
objects are shown as black.
of the robot are then plotted on areas that are not black .The image with
the most free space around it will be the new course; the robot will then
move to fill the image.