Earlier today police received a tip about the possible use of explosives in a nearby neighborhood which was quickly evacuated as a bomb squad investigates. These highly skilled individuals that make up the SWAT team have designed a robot that will locate, neutralize, move, and dispose of the explosive materials.
This scenario happens nearly every day; be on the leading edge of designing, manufacturing, and operating a life-saving robot. Prior to the competition, a two-member team builds its robot and arm mechanism and then, during the competition, remotely operates the robot, which should be capable of locating, grabbing, and moving simulated ordnances on the challenge course. This remotely operated vehicle (ROV) must traverse the course, locate the ordnances, secure them, and properly dispose of them.
Remember, every second counts as students guide their robot to carry out their purpose in a life-and-death scenario.
This PDF document contains the official rules for the 2013 season.
2013 Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue Challenge
Kit information: Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue Challenge Kit
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