The Rover’s key design components that will allow it to overcome the tasks in the competition are the suspension, differential, and motors. The suspension was designed to overcome a 60 cm tall flat vertical face without tipping or falling back on itself. The suspension was run through a SolidWorks simulation and numerous iterations to help in testing the suspension’s limitations. This will be especially useful in the competition’s terrain traversal task, and allow us to overcome numerous obstacles.
Brian D. Kaplinger, Ronnal P. Reichard
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