JRM Vol.29 No.1 pp. 269-272
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2017.p0269

Development Report:

Development of Trident Motif Riden Mobile Robot for Robot-Triathlon Robot Contest

Atsushi Mitani*, Yuhei Suzuki**, and Yuta Tochigi***

*School of Design, Sapporo City University
Sapporo, Hokkaido 005-0864, Japan

**Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0011, Japan

***Natoco Co., Ltd.
Miyoshi, Aichi 470-0213, Japan

February 3, 2016
November 21, 2016
February 20, 2017
robot contest, robot design, design education, aesthetic appeal, 3D modeling
The mobile robot Riden uses the trident motif for in the robot-triathlon contest annually held in Hokkaido, Japan. The robot-triathlon contest involves three tasks: line tracing, a wandering forest, and cone stacking. Robots must complete these tasks as fast as possible with autonomous control. This means that function design usually takes priority over aesthetic appeal. We are the only college of design education team taking part. Our teams have done so by developing robots that take both function and aesthetic appeal into account. Based on 3D modeling technology, design education students use their design and modeling skills to design robots that are both aesthetic and functional. Riden was designed using SolidWorks 3D-CAD software and its parts modeled using a 3D printer.
Trident motif robot Riden

Trident motif robot Riden

Cite this article as:
A. Mitani, Y. Suzuki, and Y. Tochigi, “Development of Trident Motif Riden Mobile Robot for Robot-Triathlon Robot Contest,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.29 No.1, pp. 269-272, 2017.
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