1 of 2 < >

2018 Registration

Register today for the 2018 Maritime RobotX Challenge! Registration officially closes on September 1, so don't let it pass by!
2 of 2 < >

Welcome to the RoboNation Forum!

Welcome to the home for the RoboNation Community! This is where you'll see exciting announcements and features all for the community. Join the conversations below!
See more
See less

2018 RobotX Challenge Rules & Tasks

This is a sticky topic.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Thank you so much Aamir! I just shared that with the rest of ERAU and it looks like it's coming along well. Do you have any more details on what the retaining clip will be made of (that you don't mind sharing before the next version of the document)? Will the ring be held in against current, but come out as soon as we pull it without much resistance?



    • #17
      Aamir Qaiyumi thank you for sharing the prototype picture. Of course, we have questions but we'll wait until the rules update, which we trust will come soon.


      • #18
        GCDelp the retaining clip is an industrial zip tie that is bent (perpendicular to the slot, in the stowed position, as shown in the illustration). Pulling the ring out will cause the zip tie to become parallel to the slot and the ring will slide out easily. Though I cannot prescribe a number, the ring is easy to slide out with this setup. As we are scheduled to conduct in water tests, more details will be published soon.

        mgriessler don't hold your questions back. Let us know what you are thinking. Your questions hold the potential to help us improve our tasks and enhance your on-site experience.


        • #19
          The tasks look good Aamir Qaiyumi and Hitesh Patel !

          Would you be conducting in-water visibility tests in hawaii to help us understand on the feasibility for underwater vision for the changing water visibility conditions at sand Island? Possibly share some video recordings at 0-5m distances of how it would look like.why we are asking is because the mechanism and ring features do seem small and may be a challenge in poor water visibility conditions.

          To share an example we have done sea trials in Singapore for some of the Robosub tasks and we typically get only 0.5m(bad day) to 2m(good day) range in our heavily polluted waters.
          Last edited by bumblebee; 07-19-2018, 05:11 AM.