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kato



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When are we doing robot wall fighting?

Saw this today - Disney Autonomous Systems Lab has created a wall-climbing robot. Made of lightweight Carbon Fibre and 3D printed parts.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151229-disney-develops-3d-printed-vertigo-robot-that-can-drive-straight-up-walls.html

Post Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:24 am 
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I name this the gecko class. Its not really new though; we have had a wall climbing bot cleaning the Sydney Opera House for a decade or more Laughing
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On a far more disturbing note, here is how to be your own robot arena:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUw1J33b618
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Would it be legal to enter a wall climber into the 30lb Sportsman class? I don't think it's mentioned in the SPARC rules.

I have considered in my wilder moments making something that could climb up onto the arena ceiling and drop either itself or a tethered weight on to the opponent. I even started playing with turning $10 Kmart compressors into cheap vacuum pumps and plumbing them into car dent puller suction cups.

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If an idea is not specifically denied in the rules, then its up to each event organiser to make the decision - chances are that it would be allowed as Sportsman bots are all about innovation.
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Dunno, scratching up the poly would generally be frowned on
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