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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
Floor color sensors
GP12D12 IR rangers
|2 BLDC motors
3 RC servo motors
|Control Method||Power Source|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|mix of C and C++||12 kg|
|Time to build||Cost to build|
|countless hours||a lot|
|URL for more information|
|Dana is the result of our effort devoted to the Eurobot 2003 contest.
The goal of the competing robots is to flip as many pucks as possible the correct side up within 90 seconds. The playing field is 2.1 x 3 meter with a checkerboard pattern. The robots start in opposing corners. During the game the robots can build towers of pucks, which score more points. Above each side of the field there are two special pucks painted from both sides with the same color. These can be shot down by table tennis balls. The competition took take place in La-Ferté Bernard, France from 30th of May to 1st of June 2003.
The robot is made of two main parts: a boggie and a manipulator hand. The boggie is very sturdy, machined in a high quality from dural (aluminum, copper, manganese and magnesium alloy). The threads give the boggie very high stability and amazing acceleration and deceleration. The hand is made of aluminum profiles and PCB board. It can go up/down, turn and open/close. It grabs the pucks with three segment fingers. A servo with a pulley and a string drive the fingers to open and close. The other two DOF are also handled by servos. At the homepage there is a video of a prototype of the hand in action.
We were awarded the Best Concept Prize at the competition.