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Autodesk Inventor® Digital Prototyping Challenge

Using Autodesk Inventor, design a VEX robot that performs a task falling under one or more of the following categories: industry, science, exploration, medicine, or law enforcement.





L.A.R.I.E. is a large Angry Robot who Insists intruders Exit, and helps keep homes safe
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Pipebot is a robot designed to travle through and inspect pipelines
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bomb disposal bot


This vex bot falls into the catagory of law enforcement. This vexbot can be used for bomb disposal.
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Why is there such things as ATV's? They clearly are not an all-terrain-vehicle. I would definitely consider this robot an 'ATV' though. It can simply climb up stairs, or even go over obstacles taller than itself with ease. This robot features a very unique 'triple-wheel' drive train, mining drill, and a high-power gearbox with arm. It also can be conveniently run off of one cortex and batter! This robot is very versatile and would highly suggest it for all land-earth explorations!
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Oil Mapper v.1


This robot was designed to be a part of a swarm to accurately map out an oil spill using gps. The robots will navigate away from oil to map the area and perimeter by sending data to a central computer on a ship or in a lab. This robot has the ability to move omnidirectionally to prevent wide turns.
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A robot for the military, to use against the opponent.
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Spelunker Bot


Spelunker bot falls under the category of exploration as a cave exploring robot.
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The ButlerBot


The purpose of the ButlerBot is to perform remedial tasks allowing the doctor to maximize time with the patient.
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Team 2114a Robotic Crime Scene Investigation:...


The R-CSI: A is used to document the scene and collect evidence in buildings where arson is suspected and where the building has been deemed unsafe for a human arson investigator to enter.
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The BoomBot


The BoomBot is a disposable military/police robot. It is capable of destroying targets by detonating 5 Lbs. of C4. It can also perform reconnaissance.
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Project Zeta


Project Zeta is a humanoid robot designed to perform human tasks in science and industry. Since it is not mechanically specialised for a particular task it can be reprogrammed to do any task that a human would be capable of. Zeta is suitable for operation in hazardous environments where human-like abilities are required but it is unsafe for humans themselves. It is designed to be feasibly constructed in reality, with a large number of motors used to ensure that it can lift realistic weights.
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Team 2113 DuctBot


DuctBot is designed to simplify inspections of horizontal ducts and drop-ceiling air plenums. It really works! Made of aluminum with a wide footprint, it can roll over the ceiling panels without crashing down. Special Drive Rail Technology protects wires, chains, gears, and sprockets from getting caught in mess. 360 Panorama rotating camera wires back images. Teams 2113 and 2113a designed a robot to inspect horizontal ducts and drop ceiling plenums. They learned that maintenance people have a terrible problem finding leaks and checking wiring in ductwork and plenums. There is a need to...
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Physical Therapy Robot


The Super Sonic Sparks chose to make a robot following under the category of medicine, making a physical therapy robot.
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CHOMPER: A robot to help keep things clean


This is 254's submission for the Autodesk Inventor® Digital Prototyping Challenge. This year, a groundskeeper/vacuum bot is featured. The robot is designed to help maintain the cleanliness of parks, beaches, as well as large indoor facilities such as warehouses. This robot is completely plausible as it only requires one cortex & one battery to run. It utilizes shaft encoders to measure distance and help it navigate.
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Robots are normally built with the purpose of helping others. Some robots reduce the danger in a task humans have to perform. Other robots have the ability to operate beyond human capabilities. Designing a robot for dangerous tasks beyond human abilities is a difficult task. We have designed a robot that is practical, helpful to others, and well beyond the capabilities of a person. We present a robot design, called “DiscoFly”, to perform bomb defusing. DiscoFly is capable of defusing bombs with two robot arms on a quad-rotor frame. We designed the DiscoFly to be lightweight and...
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This is 254's submission for the Autodesk Inventor Digital Prototyping Challenge. It is a search-and-rescue robot that would be practical in mountain environments where it is not safe for human rescuers. Several of these could be deployed to scour an area of an accident to find survivors.
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Automatic Crossing Guard


This robot takes over for humans who are not able to perform their duty of a crossing guard
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