MRISAR's AUV & ROV Robot Exhibit
This exhibit is applicable for the following themes; Underwater & Terrestrial Exploration - Industrial Applications & Hazardous Waste Management - Security, Service & Personal Robotics
Operate a working model of an underwater robot. Try it in AUV mode which allows the robot to automatically perform some of the tasks and then use the ROV mode for total manual control operation via the control panel.
This exhibit features an artificial terrain of a hypothetical underwater environment with a working probe robot, which examines its surroundings when operated by the museum visitor via a set of push buttons and a joystick.
Your Challenge is to place three items in the basket in a limited time interval for a successful mission. Place five items in the basket in the same amount of time for an excellent mission rating. When the timer runs out the exhibit automatically resets and catapults the objects back onto the terrain for the next user.
A small video screen near the controls allows the user to see through the robots eye.
The exhibit challenges a visitor’s skill and dexterity, while representing remote handling. Remote handling robots are used by industry, aerospace and commercial establishments to extend human capabilities in hazardous situations and exploration. The exhibit also provides hands on activities based on Telepresence Robotic Manipulation technology which encompasses devices for transmitting movements to a remote robotic device, allowing the manipulation of objects that are too heavy, dangerous, small, or in other respects too difficult to handle directly. The exhibit is suited for locations in the middle of the floor as it is totally encased by clear poly-carbonate that allows many people to view the exhibit while it is being operated. The case size of exhibit is 40” wide x 40” deep x 76” high.
As with all of our robotics exhibits this exhibit also conveys a wide variety of elements that are important to STEM education.