SpiderBot Generation #1

Spiderbot Final Video

By: Tin Vo   Here’s the spider-bot compilation video for the semester. This video shows the spider demonstrating most of its major subroutines as well as a quick demo of Arxterra.

Project Requirements Met

By: Tin Vo The spider-bot is now fully assembled and can be operated through the Arxterra interface. To check whether some of our project-level requirements were met, the spider-bot was operated in the testing area – this was done on December 10th, 2013. A major requirement of the project was to have the spider-bot be […]

Camera Mount

By: Raja Dhiman Features                                                               With our spider-bot fully assembled and testing in its final phase, the appearance of the spider-bot can now be addressed.  As stated in the features listed in our project overview, the spider will have cosmetic features that will make it stand out from the crowd. First, to give the spider a […]

Arxterra Interface

By: Yang Yun A. Introduction: The Arxterra interface will allow users to control the spider-bot wirelessly via the internet. The complete system will involve the Arxterra control panel, android phone, Arduino ADK, and the spider-bot. The android phone will receive commands from the user-controlled Arxterra interface through use of WiFi or some other internet connection. […]

Final Testing

By Steven Hatanaka   A total of seven commands have been implemented for the spider-bot: Stand, Walk Forward, Walk Backward, Rotate Left, Rotate Right, Tilt Up and Tilt Down. Each of these commands were designed with the project requirements in mind. The spider-bot has a full range of motion and is able to tilt the […]

Project Document

By: Saleh Muzien Jr. Executive Summary:   Overview The spider-bot, as the name suggests, will be a robotic spider; capable of traversing rough uneven terrain while maintaining a spider-like gait and appearance. Its design is loosely based off last year’s hexapod design. The problem with the previous design was that the systems engineering of the […]

Cut, Dipped, Polished

By: Raja Dhiman With the frame templates printed and arranged on the sheets of ABS plastic, the next several phases in production can begin. Cutting Phase Moving forward, the next phase in production now that the templates were situated on the sheets of plastic was naturally to have them cut out. To do this, we […]

Production Begins

By: Raja Dhiman Now that the 3D modeling of the spider-bot has been completed and dimensions for the frame have been finalized, production can finally begin. Because the project team has elected to construct the frame using ABS sheets of plastic rather than using a molding process due to budgetary concerns, templates were necessary to […]

Triple Time

By: Steven Hatanaka With three production model legs fully assembled, testing of the tripod gait code could finally be conducted. The reasoning behind using the tripod gait as opposed to some other walking sequence is to maximize the speed of the spider-bot so that it can meet the project-level requirement of keeping up with Curiosity […]

Requirement Calculations

By: Saleh Muzien Jr. System-Level Requirement Calculations This section contains all the detailed calculations that each of the qualitative system-level requirements was derived from. A link to the blog post listing the spider-bot’s system-level requirements has been provided below. https://www.arxterra.com/system-level-requirements/   Maximum Time Available per Step The maximum time available for the spider-bot to complete […]