Saturday, October 25, 2008

successful run yesterday night

Our run yesterday night went pretty good: the "digger" robot reached the sample; it seems it was the only one of the teams that ran yesterday that managed this.

The overall task was tremendously difficult. The concept of two robots, one as communication relay and one for getting the sample worked very well. But getting to the sample was already a big challenge due to the environment conditions - very difficult terrain and very unstructured, especially as it is very dark. So, Soeren as our operator hard a hard time driving the two robots. Below some pictures that give an impression of the run.