Stair Climber

This is a robot that I designed for a national, ASME hosted competition. The 2015 theme is Robots for Relief, and the goal is to have your robot traverse an obstacle course with a payload and deposit as much as possible into an end container within three minutes. The obstacle course contains multiple stairs, inclines, sand, and water. I designed the robot such that it could start bent in a pyramid shape to meet size requirements, then fold out flat to increase wheel span. The design also allows the robot to climb stairs by utilizing its ability to flex its body.