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Guston Lighthouse

Hometown: Redlands, California | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Engineering (Robotics)

Letting Robots Glide Instead of Falling

Mentor: Daniel Aukes
FURI: Fall 2018

Several prototype deployable gliding wings are mounted to a robotic jumping chassis. The results of trials with variables such as different wings and different times of deployment are compared to each other and correlated with a dynamic computer model. Certain prototype wings show a greater increase in distance traveled than others. An approximate optimal deployment time minimizes drag while jumping maximizes travel distance.