[Dprglist] Open Source Curiosity type rover from NASA

Ezra Christensen ezracc at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 13:58:03 PDT 2018

The site is a bunch of razzmatazz. In the end it leads you to here.

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From: "Eric Yundt via DPRGlist" <dprglist at lists.dprg.org>
To: "James LeRoy" <james at getsurreal.com>
Cc: "DPRG" <dprglist at lists.dprg.org>
Sent: 8/3/2018 3:31:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Dprglist] Open Source Curiosity type rover from NASA

>I have always wanted to build a Rocker-Bogie chassis Robot.  I've got 
>some rough terrain to use for my own version of RoboColumbus that I 
>thought would be a perfect candidate for a Rocker-Bogie chassis.  
>However JPL's Open Source Rover Website hates me!
>     JPL Open Source Rover Website
>     https://opensourcerover.jpl.nasa.gov/
>Trying to go there with my completely up-to-date Chrome browser gets me 
>     https://opensourcerover.jpl.nasa.gov/unsupported.html
>     This website is optimized for certain browsers and devices.
>     Please upgrade your browser.
>Maybe rather than $2500 for JPL's Rover build I can get my kicks out of 
>this PVC Rocker-Bogie build?
>     How to Make a Mars Rover / Rocker bogie Robot
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zx7tGtwF5g
>I noticed David Anderson mentioned they ruled out Rocker-Bogie chassis 
>when planning jBot for lack of speed.  While it is pretty much true it 
>must come to complete stop when climbing over a large obstacle, what is 
>the alternative?
>Avoidance?  Maybe the Boston Dynamics Sand Flea solution?  jajaja.
>     Sand Flea Jumping Robot
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b4ZZQkcNEo
>jBot seems to pretty robustly climb over obstacles although has a 
>little bit of climbing pause when climbing stairs -- especially the 
>initial step and whenever the front wheels are not already airborne...
>Very nice videos on your jBot page David!  Thanks for sharing.
>On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM, James LeRoy via DPRGlist 
><dprglist at lists.dprg.org> wrote:
>>Even if you don't actually build one.  Studying how they designed it 
>>is very informative.
>>On 8/3/2018 11:58 AM, Doug Paradis via DPRGlist wrote:
>>>Link to the an article about the open source rover that NASA released 
>>>based on Curiosity.
>>>Doug P.
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