The challenge we are competing in is to design, build, and test a robot designed to operated some 2000 miles away from Morgantown, in Houston Tx and be able to pick up rock specimens up to .15 kg and collect them in a 1 hour time limit. The robot is required to be 1 meter by 1 meter by 0.5 meters tall and not weighing over 45 kg. It must also be able to transverse obstacles 10 cm tall and climb a slope of 33%.
Dr. Klinkhachorn is a Professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) and a specialist in the application of microprocessors and digital electronics to various types of sensor systems. He has an extensive hardware and software background in the instrumentation and control areas.Read More