Combat

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TSA vs Touro UTRA’s TSA Inspected vs Touro from RoboGames 2011

A combat robot is designed and built with the purpose of destroying and disabling the competitor robot. It is a remote-controlled robot and categorized into different weight classes, from less than a pound to two hundred plus pounds. The robot is usually designed with some method of damaging or disabling its opponent, and often built with weapons on it. UTRA has been building the 120 pound combat robot and competing at RoboGames, which is known as the largest competition in the world.

Combat Robot Profiles

Yellow Mouse

Yellow Mouse

General

Weight Class: Lightweight (60 lbs)

Status: Active

Mobility System

Type: 2 Wheel Differential Drive (Tank-Styled)

Motors: Dual 02446 Motors from National Power Chair Robotics (NPC)

Wheels: 6 inch - Rubber

Radio System

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6 with Modified Gimbals

Receiver: AR610

Power Pack

Type: Rechargeable Electric

Cell Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPO)

Voltage: 22.2 Volts

Capacity: 6.8 Amp-Hours

Power Converters

Type: Dual Talon SR speed controllers

Armour

Type: One-piece Welded Steel

Steel Type: A1008 Cold rolled steel

Access Panels: Lexan

Attack Features

  1. Low-profile wedge
  2. Anti-Wedge Scraper Blade
  3. Single Bolt-on Hook (Not shown in picture)

TSA Inspected

tsainspected

General

Weight Class: Middleweight (120 lbs)

Status: Active

Mobility System

Type: 2 Wheel Differential Drive (Tank-Styled)

Motors: Dual T64 Motors from National Power Chair Robotics (NPC)

Wheels: Flat-Proof, Solid Foam

Radio System

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6 with Modified Gimbals

Receiver: BR6000

Power Pack

Type: Rechargeable Electric

Cell Type: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) from A123 Systems

Voltage: 33.0 Volts

Capacity: 9.6 Amp-Hours

Power Converters

Type: Dual 36V Victor 36HV from IFI Robotics

Armour

Type: One-piece Welded Steel

Steel Type: HS 500 donated by High Strength Plates and Profiles

Access Panels: Lexan

Attack Features

  1. High-Centering Wedge
  2. Anti-Wedge Scraper Blade
  3. Dual Bolt-on Hooks (Red Horns)

Kludge

kludge

General

Weight Class: Featherweight (30 lbs)

Status: Retired in 2010

Mobility System

Type: 4 Wheel Differential Drive (Tank-styled)

Motors: Dual Bosch Motors with Planetary Gearboxes (last stage removed)

Wheels: Plastic Wheel with Thermoplastic Rubber Tread

Weapon System

Type: Vertical Spinning Drum

Motor: 24V DeWatt Hammer Drill Motor

Radio System

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6 with Modified Gimbals

Receiver: BR6000

Power Pack

Type: Rechargeable

Cell Type: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)

Voltage: 28.8 Volts

Capacity: 4.8 Amp-Hours

Power Converters

Dual 12V Victor 884 from IFI Robotics (Drive)

Single 24V Victor 883 from IFI Robotics (Weapon)

Armour

Type: Bolted Aluminum

Aluminum Type: General Purpose

Access Panels: Lexan

Attack Features

  1. Vertical Spinning Drum
  2. Anti-Wedge Side Skirts