Extreme Mobility is a team pushing the limits of robotic locomotion. The team designs and builds robots to navigate environments where traditional wheeled, tracked, and flying robots won’t work. This year the team is building multiple legged robots combining biomimetic legs to navigate uneven surfaces and solid rocket motors to leapfrog obstacles.
We aim to compete in the 2018 University Rover Challenge which simulates tasks future rovers might need to do on Mars. The competition takes place in the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah and requires navigating the difficult terrain autonomously and perform dexterous manipulation of tools. Another competition task requires us to perform remote soil sample analysis to assess it for biological life. We had our teams grow over the summer but we still looking to expand our team, so come and join us :)
The Soft Robotics team uses non-traditional, flexible actuators to build robots uniquely suited to the unpredictability of many modern use cases. Past projects have included an soft exoskeletal pneumatic arm, and an elastomer/vacuum based exoskeleton hand. This year, we are hoping to expand the scope of the soft exoskeleton project and investigate new types of actuation.
Designing assistive technology devices starts with identifying a challenge that affects an individual with a disability or an older adult. We collaborate with Stanford Lecturer David L. Jaffe, the instructor for the Winter Quarter course: Perspectives in Assistive Technology, and the local community to address real problems, with an emphasis on solutions that employ robotics technologies
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The Social Robotics team aspires to get people on campus excited about robotics by building robots that are adorable and unique - robots with personalities. We want to learn more about interactions between people and machines by creating robots that embody our ideal of how social robots should interact with the world. Currently we are working on a BB8 robot from Star Wars and a social robot of our own design.
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In addition to facilitating events between the members, the operations team organises outreach events and bringing speakers to Stanford's campus. This year we ran over 30 workshops in topics ranging from PCB design to machine learning. We also run workshops for middle school and high school students designed to introduce them to robotics and mechatronics
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