1-DOF Climbing Robot

 - First test of fully assembled robot

I designed and developed a climbing robot for a course-long competition in which teams of three created a 1-DOF mechanism to scale a 12-foot vertical wire rack. My contributions to this project include: the formulation of the sliding-platform design concept, the design and modeling of the underlying mechanism, development and CAD modeling of the entire detailed design, and colaboration with teammates in sourcing parts and assembling the final prototype. The robots could only be driven with one continuously rotating DC motor. The competition was judged on which robot climbed the highest, so I formulated a design that maintained stable contact with the rack at all times. Our robot was the only one (out of seven) to reach the top.

- Video showcasing all robots on the final testing day