Fuel-Rod Transporters

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The spring Mechanical Engineering junior design project was to design and build a remotely controlled robot that could transport mock fuel-rod casks from one place to another, while traversing an obstacle course.

The robots had to be lightweight, well-balanced and cost-effective. Each had to have a crane that could easily engage, raise and lower the casks into specific locations. The fastest time for traversing the course and placing the three casks was 1 minute 27.7 seconds by Team 14, which was closely followed by Team 3’s 1:31.6.