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Lessons learned from previous attempts

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Speaker: Hans Harmon, student, EECS, University of Kansas, 2002.

Modified Transcript: Dante I was a fairly successful legged robot project. From Dante I we were able to learn that you definitely need to bring extra equipment. The team had a cable break and they did not have an extra cable, so the project was forced to come to a halt. Nomad did fairly well, except for it was originally designed for desert weather and when it was taken to Antarctica the first time, it had some problems getting everything warmed up. The team ended up having to take it back the next time. We really learned two things from these examples, bring extra equipment and make sure you winterize everything before you get there.


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