For a recent robotics competition, I created a robot which had to complete a series of tasks in a simulated nuclear power plant. From reading gauges and picking up objects, to pushing buttons and deploying payloads, the tasks were very exciting. What made it really challenging, however, was the fact that the entire mission had to be carried out without ever looking at the robot or arena! There were no restrictions on the types of robots you could bring – so there were a lot of really creative designs at the competition. From robots running on 6 Raspberry Pis, to ones large enough to allow the operator to sit inside, no two robots looked alike. I took this unique opportunity to implement one of my own creative designs. I built an omni-directional robot!
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