Robotex – Avatar Tactical Robot
The AVATAR enhances the capabilities of SWAT and tactical response teams by allowing them to quickly and safely inspect dangerous situations, there is no longer a need to send personnel in before you’ve had a chance to assess the situation. The AVATAR Robots are regarded by tactical teams as a standard operational tool, like a firearm, vehicle, or piece of body armor.
Research and Strategy
RoboteX engaged us to redesign its original Avatar prototype robot. The original machined aluminum prototype performed well; however, it weighed 35 pounds, was expensive to produce, was not fully functional, and was not as reliable as it needed to be.
Acorn provided full turnkey system development. Through an ongoing, layered strategy of iterative detailed design, simulation, and analysis prior to building a prototype, we achieved an optimized production design within a highly accelerated development schedule. Weight was reduced by more than 10 pounds, and cost, ruggedness and durability goals were exceeded, while payload support more than doubled. With its remarkable durability and reliable performance, Avatar resulted in significant growth for RoboteX.