Titan Rover is a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists working towards the construction of a mobile robot set to compete in the Mars Society’s International University Rover Challenge. The mission is to create a device that will serve as an exploratory vehicle for astronauts sent to extraterrestrial environments. The rover will allow a team of astronauts to interact with harsh environments from a safe, secluded location. Thus, the competition requires wireless communication, video feedback, and the ability to collect samples and transport equipment over an unrelenting terrain. Our team of mechanical engineers, computer engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers, and geologists collaborate to ensure that all requirements are met with a creative and innovative approach.
First off, I want to give a big shout out to Brett Henderson and Vivotek Inc. Brett came out from Thousand Oaks to check out our lab and hook us up with some awesome cameras for Titan II. Our camera system will be nothing short of extraordinary thanks to Brett and his team at Vivotek Inc. Read more
Just wanted to give an update to everyone about the controls team progress over the break. After the typical brutality that is finals week, the controls team came together and worked hard to keep moving ahead during what is usually a much needed break. The team worked hard to ensure a prototype of the mobility system was built and tested, research into the autonomous traversal system and the equipment needed was done, as well as researching ways to implement a fuzzy logic style of inverse kinematics for the control of the arm. Let’s dive in! Read more
This is a new blog series we are starting to keep everyone informed on our progress.
So far our semester has been very productive and we are on track to have a completely operational Rover by March. Next Wednesday we will be having our Mechanical Systems Critical Design Review and have scheduled our Control Systems Critical Design Review for November 30th. Read more
We had a very successful booth at the Pumpkin Launch hosted by Discovery Cube Orange County. While we weren’t able to launch a pumpkin this year, we brought out our Rover and Robotic Arm Prototype and had a lot of fun interacting with the children. Read more
It has been a long time since our initial post! We have much to catch up on so let’s get to it.
The Fall 2016 semester thus far has been extremely busy and successful for Titan Rover. We have extended our arms to the community and they have gracefully embraced us. Read more