Autonomous Reconfigurable Mobile Robot for Broad Application
The Army Research Laboratory-Olin SCOPE team designed a robotic base platform that can be used to test ARL'S algorithms and sensors both in the lab and in the field. This development will reduce hardware costs and allow ARL to increase the number of robots in use to support multi-robot collaboration research. The team aims to address ARL's needs by designing and fabricating a small, durable, practical and low-cost robot. The team evaluated several design concepts in order to select one to move forward with and begin fabrication. The team used an iterative test-and-redesign process to ultimately produce a ready-to-use robot.