Forest Robot, R-8
Forest Robot, R-8 Details
The forest robot, R-8 is a remote controlled robot that is capable of scouting a forest environment and taking high resolution images of what it finds. It has a video and remote control range of over 1000 feet in a dense forest. It has a transmitting video camera and a high res still camera. It has a roaming time of about one hour. The wheels are 1/2" plywood wrapped with wire and powered by four 12v gear motors. Their traction on dirt and rocks is quite impressive.
Mobility: 4 gear motors- 4 wheel drive with two motors pivoting to allow it to clear 3 inch obstacles.
Control: Switches and servos
Processing: Hitec aircraft remote conrol.
Sensing: Video camera and 900 MH video transmitter.
Power: 12- NiMh batteries
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