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Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP), 2011 - The Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP) is a prototype robotic platform with the ability to climb concrete curbs and stairs. It can also climb surfaces up to 85 degrees at a rate of 25cm/s, makes rapid horizontal to vertical transitions, carry an audio/visual reconnaissance payload, and survive impacts from 3 meters. DROP is manufactured using a combination of selective laser sintering (SLS) and shape deposition manufacturing (SDM) techniques. The platform uses a two-wheel, two-motor design that delivers high mobility with low complexity. (ICRA 2012 Best Video Award Finalist)
Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP), 2011
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Caption: The Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP) is a prototype robotic platform with the ability to climb concrete curbs and stairs. It can also climb surfaces up to 85 degrees at a rate of 25cm/s, makes rapid horizontal to vertical transitions, carry an audio/visual reconnaissance payload, and survive impacts from 3 meters. DROP is manufactured using a combination of selective laser sintering (SLS) and shape deposition manufacturing (SDM) techniques. The platform uses a two-wheel, two-motor design that delivers high mobility with low complexity. (ICRA 2012 Best Video Award Finalist)
 

 
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