Project Requirements

By: Ramon Luquin-Project Manager

 

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

SPEED

The Hexapod will be able to match the speed of the rover currently being designed by the 400D Rover team. The link to their blog is provided at the end of this document. The speed of the rover will be defined at a later time and will provide a benchmark for the speed of the Hexapod.

TELEPRESENCE

The Hexapod will house a sensor suite which will provide a user-interface for the controller to maneuver the Hexapod through a first-person view.

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY

The Hexapod will be strong enough to support its own weight and built to be “student friendly”. It will be easily assembled and disassembled with basic store bought tools. The Hexapod will be built to be able to navigate the terrain present at CSULB in the traffic circle region show below. The area has been mapped out and detailed in the terrain blog post. (Link)

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Figure 1 CSULB Traffic Circle Testing Terrain

LOW COST

The CSULB Hexapod project will build to maintain cost low. A complete assembly of the Hexapod is not to exceed $500.00

MISSION DURATION

The Hexapod will be designed to operate safely during a demonstration in class and a complete running of the course laid out for the Hexapod at the traffic terrain (see Figure 1).