Robotics and Actuation

R&A gives our boat all of its advanced capabilities, crafting all the mechanical systems that enable it to move & interact with its environment. Our water shooter can propel water up to an impressive 20 feet thanks to a sleek, self-priming pump routed through the ama, ensuring no additional drag hinders its performance. Currently in development, we’re prototyping a launcher capable of accurately delivering a skeeball from at least 5 feet away, alongside a robotic arm designed to manipulate objects in and around the lake. Looking to the future, our goal is to implement a cutting-edge holonomic propulsion system, allowing our boat to move freely in any direction including sideways, diagonally, rotating in place, or any combination of these movements.