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The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics. The RRC hosts a number of robotics events each year, provides guidance and materials for student projects, and supports the Robotics Engineering major. The staff consists of Ken Stafford, Brad Miller, and Colleen Shaver.

Chassis Design Considerations

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Author: Zan Hecht

This 2008 Workshop presentation covers the basic mechanics behind a FIRST robot chassis and how to design the best chassis for your application based on these principles.

The chassis is the universal foundation for a FIRST robot. This does not mean that all chassis are identical or even similar. This presentation introduces basic chassis design theory. It also explains a number of commonly used chassis.

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