Students from the “Robocik” Scientific Club operating of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Wrocław University of Technology are developing a new version of the autonomous underwater robot to present it in international competitions in the USA. The new model will be larger, equipped with more engines and a completely new manipulator.
Students already have a fully completed boat model and a frame made of polypropylene. The manipulator is also prepared and tests will begin soon at the pool of the Academy of Physical Education.
The new boat will be bigger and will attract observers with their futuristic look. This is mainly due to practical reasons – the issue of water resistance and the changed way of placing electronics inside the hull. The design will be lighter and equipped with more engines; four to move horizontally and additional four to move vertically.