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Lab 7: USAR - Urban Search and Rescue

Challenge Statement

Create and use a robust robot to navigate a mock-disaster environment and complete mapping and manipulation tasks.

Lab Goals

  1. Exercise mechanical design skills to create a compact and rugged robot capable of navigating stairs, ramps, rubble and cramped spaces.
  2. Improve robot capabilities through electrical components.
  3. Create a user-friendly teleoperated system.
  4. Practice team-based competition skills.


History Principles

You may have to combat the following while developing your machines:

Lab Requirements

The Specifications for Lab 7 are presented in the following documents. This will be the most up-to-date resource for lab requirements.

Lab 7 Checkpoint Writeup

Lab 7 Checkpoint Slides


Examples of USAR Robots
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