This group develops robotic platforms designed for extra planetary roving. I assisted with the upkeep and reconfiguration of these platforms through various testing scenarios, during which I also developed a design for a robotic anchoring mechanism intended for use on Mars to enable the scaling and surveying of steep terrain.
National Robotics Engineering Center
The APD vehicle was built as a successor to the Crusher robot, also built at NREC. This Vehicle is designed to run over any terrain and is driven by a teleoperations team. For this project, I was responsible for developing a variety of smaller systems and tests for the internal cooling system as well as supporting the testing team on location during desert demonstrations.