Adaptable Treaded Robot

As the final project for an Integrated CNC Design and Manufacturing class my team and I designed and fully machined this all terrain remote controlled reconnaissance robot in just 4 weeks.

Our design uses worm gears to independently actuate four treaded legs, allowing the robot to fold into a smaller package, then expand it’s wheelbase and body clearance to negotiate more difficult terrain.

With such a compressed timeline and over 100 machined parts this project tested the limits of our project management skills and machining capabilities. While we were able to get the device to be drivable, work on the leg actuation system is ongoing in order to fully realize the potential of the design.

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