pic: Lightning Robotics' 2014 robot Neo



Neo coming soon to the Southfield, Escanaba and Bedford districts!

Are you worried about the pickup bending in a collision?

we are hoping to add some support.

You might want to consider using lexan to add some flexibility when hit like bomb squad in 2008

I’d also be concerned about how exposed those pistons are-- an accidental collision with an extended arm (which definitely isn’t out of the question this year) could be brutal on this (or any other similarly exposed) mechanism, especially with a thin shaft.

…and like their 2014 robot.

Yes we were worried about bending - but even after five competitions it came through pretty much unscathed, requiring only once to have a small bend removed.

We never did add the stiffing modification.