THE FIRST, "UNNAMED" ROBOT
FIRST 1992 CAMPAIGN
SECOND 1992 CAMPAIGN
All copyrights Rudolf Gantenbrink 1999
THE FIRST, "UNNAMED" ROBOT / FATHER OF UPUAUT
The first prototype was constructed largely of poly-carbonate plastic. The drive system consisted of 4 serial gears with electric motors, powering two independently controllable tracks. A conventional, industrial remote-control unit was used to guide the robot. A Panasonic color video camera was statically mounted, facing forward. It transmitted images via a specially-constructed "umbilical cord." The robot's maximum tractive power was approx. 6 kg.
Upuaut-1 was used solely to explore the upper shafts of Cheops. The robot, actually a camera sled, had no drive unit â€“ it had to be pulled through the shafts using a winch system. Its dimensions were reduced to a minimum in order to enable passage through the narrowest sections of the shafts. A front-mounted "Laser Rod" enabled exact measurement of the height and width of the shafts, and of the block joints and gaps.
Upuaut-2 is an original design - only one model exists. All structural parts are milled from aircraft aluminum.
The robot is fitted with a laser guidance system and a SONY CCD miniature video camera with pan and tilt capabilities.
The remote control console is microprocessor - controlled.
THE ROPE CLIMBER
This device was developed to carry out two very different tasks:
2) Reduction of the drag force exerted by the control cable on the robot Upuaut-2.
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