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Competition Specs :: Wombat :: HOP :: Marsupial :: The M-Paw


INTRODUCTION

The rover design has evolved considerably since the project commenced. The original competition entry submission featured a large, custom engineered, dynamically shaped vehicle with large retracting wheels known as 'Wombat'. This was superceded by a more easily engineered design 'HOP' (Human Operations Prototype), which could be built with a more accessible budget. Since the project moved to Perth in 2002, the concept was updated to become the design layout known as 'Marsupial'. An add-on robotic arm feasibility study also has been undertaken, tentatively known as the 'M-Paw'.

Below: Wombat


:: site admin :: last modified 30 January, 2017.